Field Notes: From the Andes to the Amazon

1. All Roads Lead to Sani Isla

3. The Traditional Medicine Center in the Achuar Territory

2. In Sani Isla

Alex Santa

Mariela Palacios
Director of Projects, Austin HQ

RP Director of Projects, Mariela Palacios is traveling in July and August to each of RP’s project sites of Sani Isla, Chipaota, Colibri, and Achuar to visit our partner rainforest communities and work directly with the RP team on the ground.

Accompanied by RP videographer, Alex Santa, they are collecting video footage and photographs to document how each community takes ownership of their projects while going through their daily lives. Based in our Austin headquarters, Mariela has worked in Ecuador, Peru and her native country of Colombia for over ten years traveling and living in the jungle along the way. An ecologist by training, she understands intimately how our projects work and communicate daily with the RP team on the ground but prefers to do it in person when possible.