About ACT

The Amazon Conservation Team seeks to steadily increase the number of indigenous peoples in Amazonia able to monitor, sustainably manage and protect their traditional forestlands, and by extension significantly increase the area of Amazonian rainforest enjoying considerably improved protection.

The mapping of indigenous lands has been one of ACT's most powerful tools in conserving the Amazon rainforest in partnership with indigenous peoples. Very often, ACT’s strategy for the conservation of indigenous lands begins with the generation of a detailed "ethnographic" map that clearly demarcates the region claimed by indigenous groups as their ancestral territory; demonstrates the indigenous groups' use of that region; and identifies the sites of greatest importance to indigenous peoples.

The Amazon Conservation Team (ACT) protects the rainforest by working in close partnership with indigenous peoples. Our approach combines idealism, innovation, tradition, science, spirituality and social entrepreneurship.