ACT News

UNDP Japan-Caribbean Climate Change Partnership Project co-funds Renewable Solar Energy Project in Suriname

Posted on Tuesday, May 2, 2017

The Amazon Conservation Team Suriname (ACT-S) is helping local community members Ms. Aparaka and Ms. Nantawi bring Solar Energy to their village of Tepu, Suriname. The Amazon Conservation Team, a local non-government organisation, has just signed a grant agreement to receive $50,000 to support the installation of solar panels in 50 homes in the community.

ACT Board Member Dr. Thomas Lovejoy Named President of the US branch of IUCN (International Union for the Conservation of Nature)

Posted on Tuesday, April 18, 2017

The Board of Directors of the International Union for Conservation of Nature—United States (IUCN-US) voted ACT Board Member Thomas E. Lovejoy its new president at their March 24, 2017, Board Meeting. Lovejoy assumes the post previously held by John G. Robinson, Chief Conservation Officer, Wildlife Conservation Society.

A Taste of Honey: Stingless Bee Breeding Commences in Kwamalasamutu

Posted on Friday, March 31, 2017
In Suriname, ACT has sought to identify alternative sustainable livelihoods to strengthen the income of indigenous and semi-indigenous families living in the Amazon forest. A recent path of interest to both the Trio and Maroon villages and ACT has been the introduction of honey produced by native stingless bees.

Last of the Isolated: Houses and a History for Surviving Elders of the Amazon

Posted on Tuesday, February 28, 2017
Komuyaroke, Káemaña and Rugáña are the last surviving members of a previously isolated division of the northwest Amazon’s Murui-Muina tribe. Neglect had left them homeless and in precarious living and health conditions. In 2016, ACT responded by building them homes

Special Podcast Episode with Julian Lennon: Listen Younger Brother

Posted on Tuesday, December 13, 2016

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