By: Camila Tovar
Publication: ¡Pacifista! (December 2015)
Recently, a comprehensive indigenous public policy was officially signed by the government of Colombia’s Caquetá region. The policy—drafted by seven indigenous groups with technical assistance from ACT—will, for the first time, provide a platform for the indigenous communities to have a say in Caquetá’s future.
By: Camila Tovar
Publication: ¡Pacifista! (December 2015)
In the past several years, the indigenous peoples of the Colombian department of Caquetá have taken enormous steps forward in asserting their rights, creating a representative body and crafting a recently ratified indigenous public policy for the region. ACT guided and assisted the communities through these processes.
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.

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.

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.

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.
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!