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Macuya photo show now at CULS

We would like to invite you to the photo show Macuya – world of bloody woody.
Exhibition will take place at Czech University of Life Sciences, Faculty of Tropical Agriculture (Prague) between May 2nd and June 28th of 2019.
See you at the opening ceremony on May 14th 2019 from 16:00.

Facebook event: www.facebook.com/events/440822790007455/

You can find Pavilon T of Faculty of Tropical Agriculture (where the exhibition is actually installed) right here (Kamýcká 1303, Suchdol, Praha): mapy.cz/zakladni?x=14.3765326&y=50.1297377&z=18

(click to enlarge flyer)

Exhibition at Czech University of Life Sciences

Faculty of Tropical AgriSciences, Students for the Living Amazon, o.p.s. and Museum Vysočiny Havlíčkův Brod, p.o.

are pleased to invite You to the opening of the exhibition LIVING AMAZON that will take place on Friday, January 20, 2017 at 13:30 in T pavilion as part of the Open Doors Days of the Faculty of Tropical AgriSciences at the Czech University of Life Sciences in Prague. The exhibition will stay there until February 20, 2017 and enable visitors to apprise by an accessible form the diversity and uniqueness of the tropical rain forest. Visual material introduces the natural conditions, indigenous flora, fauna, and interesting features of the Peruvian Amazon. The artwork of Czech “painter of the jungle” Otto Placht will help the audience to dream away and turn wild. The opening will be accompanied by presentation of Alexandr Rollo, MSc: “Adventures on the river Pacaya,” which will be held from 14:00.

We published Two new fieldguides

Thanks to the great support of Prof. Robin Foster, and his team from the Field Museum Chicago (especially Tatzyana Wachter), SLA presents with great pleasure two new photographic field guides. These publications focuses on commonly used indigenous (primarily) and introduced woody species in the Ucayali region of Peruvian Amazon. These include important timber species (e.g. some Meliaceae and Fabaceae), edible fruit bearing species (Annona spp., Matisia cordata, Psidium guajava…), species producing construction material (Attalea spp.), gum/resin/latex producing species (Croton lechleri, Ficus spp., Hevea brasiliensis…), some medicinal species (Brunfelsia grandiflora, Jatropha spp., Uncaria spp.), etc. Other guides are under preparation.

Lipenský, J., and Bortl, L., 2016. Common and 359useful woody species from Ucayali Region, Peru – Árboles y arbustos útiles e comunes de la Región Ucayali, Perú. Rapid colour field guide N. 359, the Field Museum, Chicago, IL, USA. Direct download available HERE (20 pp. pdf).

Bortl, L., and Lipenský, J., 2016. Useful palms (Arecaceae) from Ucayali Region, Peru Palmeras útiles (Arecaceae) de la Región Ucayali, Perú. Rapid colour field guide N. 820, the Field Museum, Chicago, IL, USA. Direct download available HERE (5 pp. pdf).


Cooperation with UNU

July 4, 2016

On the 4th of July 2016, we signed General Cooperation Agreement between the National University of Ucayali (Universidad Nacional de Ucayali), Pucallpa, Peru and Non-Governmental Organisation Students for the Living Amazon, Prague, Czechia by the Director of SLA Alexandr Rollo, M.Sc. and Rector of UNU Dr. Carlos Enrique Fachín Mattos. This Agreement stipulates the basic principles of inter-institutional cooperation for the purposes of preparation of projects, programs and joint activities, such as: joint performance of scientific studies; joint publication of results of the studies; protection of nature and environment and conservation of biodiversity and natural resources of the Peruvian Amazon.


Meeting prof. Jenik

May 3, 2016

On May 3, 2016, members of SLA had an opportunity to meet world renowned geobotanist, forest engineer and tropical ecologist, honourable emeritus professor, Ing. Jan Jeník, CSc. Dr. h. c, who gave us some of his marvellous books and took patronage over our organization. Thank you very much !

♥ Meeting with prof. Jan Jeník ♥

11-3-2016 Prof. Jenik meets SLA (1)