Fundraiser for Peru Amazon Conservation

Posted on: June 16th, 2015 by heather No Comments

On June 9 there was a fundraiser/reception in San Antonio, Texas, for the gyotaku images created by Amerindians last year when I went to Iquitos, Peru on the Amazon River in April 2014 to teach fish printing.  The purpose of that trip was to teach a handicraft that can produce an income stream for the Amerindians living close to the Amazon River.  This fundraiser was the first to increase awareness of the importance of biodiversity along the Amazon basin by giving the locals a means of renewable income, rather than selling off resources.  The San Antonio Zoo is the sponsor of this project, and the handicrafts will be marketed by the zoo gift shop.

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