Kwamalasamutu awakens. The first sunrays break through the clouds and light on thatched roofs in the tiny Surinamese rainforest village. A few residents are already on their way to wash themselves in the river. Mist still hangs in the air.
Famous Colombian Artist Promotes Conservation With ACT
Renowned Colombian artist Pedro Ruiz, the Amazon Conservation Team (ACT) and the Organización Gonawindúa Tayrona (OGT) which represents the Kogi people joined up to teach children the value of their territory and of partnerships between communities. Through painting, lectures, and discussions, the youth gained new understanding that will further local conservation efforts—especially those related to the protection of the Jaba Tañiwashkaka sacred site.