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A boat called Vanessa

from the Amazon Conservation Association Newsletter, Dec. 2006

Yes, it's true, there is a boat called Vanessa Sequeira! It was built in remembrance of Vanessa by ACCA people in Peru - what a wonderful way to remember her :)

Here the ACA article:

Vanessa Sequeira: Sailing along the Amazon rivers

As some of you may remember, a dear friend of us and colleague passed away in Brazil last year while doing her thesis research.

Vanessa joined the ACA Family in 1999 dedicating herself to work with Brazil nut producers and setting thus the foundations of our now fully-established and successful Brazilnut Project (PCC).

As a way of remembering Vanessa, our partner organization in Peru, ACCA, built a boat and named it after her. The "Vanessa Sequeira" is now sailing along the Madre de Dios river in the Amazon basin.

A group of childeren on its way to CICRA aboard the Vanessa Sequeira
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