ACT in the Press

Are you ready to delve into ACT's work across northern South America? In the stories below, you'll learn more about our projects, as well as meet some of our key partners, including indigenous leaders. Written by journalists at prominent publications, ACT staff or friends of our organization, these articles provide a glimpse into our myriad programs.

Mark J. Plotkin on Protecting the Amazon's Remaining Isolated Peoples

by: Mark J. Plotkin
Publication: Americas Quarterly (November 2015)

The U.S. writer H.L. Mencken famously remarked, “There is always a well-known solution to every human problem — neat, plausible and wrong.” The question of how to protect the Amazon’s isolated tribes certainly falls under this principle.

Gold mining explodes in Suriname, puts forests and people at risk

by: Apoorva Joshi
Publication: (October 2015)

A newly released report published by the Amazon Conservation Team titled “Amazon Gold Rush: Gold Mining in Suriname” explores the rapid expansion and impacts of gold mining in Suriname through cartography and digital storytelling.

The Caquetá government makes history for the rights of indigenous communities

by: La Nación
Publication: La Nación (October 2015)

In April 2012, through the first assembly of the indigenous communities of Caquetá, the Caquetá government took a historic step toward the formalization and recognition of the rights and culture of the indigenous communities of the region.

Expansie goudwinning te zien op nieuwe website Amazon Conservation Team

by: GFC Nieuws
Publication: GFC Nieuws (October 2015)

Amazon Conservation Team (ACT) heeft op 12 oktober de website “Amazon Gold Rush: Gold Mining in Suriname” gelanceerd. Op de website is informatie van verschillende bronnen bijeen gebracht om de expansie van goudwinning in Suriname te tonen.