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.

Colombia's Yunguillo Indigenous Reserve gets big expansion

by: Apoorva Joshi
Publication: Mongabay (July 2015)

A landmark achievement was celebrated in southwest Colombia in May when the Colombian Institute for Rural Development approved the expansion of the Inga people’s Yunguillo Indigenous Reserve. ACT helped facilitate the expansion along with the Inga community, INCODER, and regional indigenous organizations.

“It’s All the Same Thing”: Mark Plotkin on Preserving the Amazon

by: Alison Gilbert
Publication: (June 2015)

In a beautiful new 2-minute film, ethnobotanist and Amazon Conservation Team co-founder Mark Plotkin explains the interconnectivity between many of today’s greatest global challenges and the Amazon rainforest.

Yunguillo tardó tres décadas para cumplir su sueño

by: Olga Cecilia Guerrero R.
Publication: Prensa Verde (May 2015)
Indígenas Inga lograron extender su territorio ancestral en 22 mil hectáreas. En 2013, recibieron la ayuda de Amazon Conservation Team (ACT), organización con sede en Virginia (Estados Unidos) que trabaja hace más de 20 años con indígenas en la Amazonia colombiana y en las cuencas de los ríos Caquetá y Putumayo.

Global Forest Watch User Profile: Rudo Kemper

by: Global Forest Watch
Publication: Global Forest Watch (May 2015)

Rudo Kemper, ACT's GIS & Web Development Coordinator, was featured as User of the Week on the Global Forest Watch website. Click to read the article and learn about our cartography and participatory mapping work in Suriname!