Natutama: The River Amazon - Origin and Life
The Natutama Foundation is a Colombian NGO working with indigenous communities along the River Amazon and one of the foundations we proudly support. The foundation aims to educate local people about how they can protect Amazonian wildlife and habitats while continuing to live and work in the same environment. They also work in schools around the country to educate young people about the importance of environmental protection.
The images show a week of fun, interactive, educational events at Natutama’s base in the village of Puerto Nariño and in surrounding communities such as Caballococha, Peru. This annual event features activities delivered to young children highlighting the importance of protecting the Amazon rainforest, not only as a place they call home but also as an essential component of the world’s environmental health. During the week, children enjoyed interactive learning activities using puppets, stories, music, theatre, and games. The importance of Amazonian bio-diversity, the connection of life and the River Amazon, and protected species such as the rare Amazonian pink dolphin were an integral part of these activities.