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The forest for the trees: Environmental education in Tumucumaque

Education contributes to conservation of Ecosia’s beneficiary national park

Students from the Duque de Caxias school in Oiapoque

Conserving Brazil’s rainforests is no simple task. Realistic, effective and sustainable solutions require a deep understanding of the issues first. Human politics, economics and culture all have profound influence over the survival of these unique biospheres - and while there seems to be no quick-fix answer, many contend that it is best to start at the beginning. WWF-Brazil did just that with its one-of-a-kind educational program geared at teachers in communities in and near protected areas (PA). Ligia Paes de Barros explains the details of the Ecosia-supported program.

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Into the wild: Montanhas do Tumucumaque National Park

WWF-Brazil teamed up with ICMBio this September to explore the Amazonian roads and rivers of the Montanhas do Tumucumaque National Park. The group travelled more than 1,500 kilometers to visit communities near the region. Following is Part One of a multi-leg report on this week-long expedition through Ecosia’s beneficiary region, the Tumucumaque Conservation Landscape.

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Retrospective: Ecosia’s first year

Originally posted on  by Christian Kroll

What’s happened? We think, a lot! As Ecosia celebrates its first birthday, we take a look back at the various goings-on of the past 12 months…

It all began on December 7th 2009 in the historic German town of Wittenberg: Ecosia launched simultaneously with the global Climate Conference in Copenhagen. A year later, we celebrated our first anniversary – and waited with baited breath for the latest tweet or wire from Cancún.

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