ACT News

Water, Wildlife and Hope: Rejuvenating a Kogi Sacred Site

Posted on Thursday, July 21, 2016
After years of planning, designing, acquiring materials, developing infrastructure, laying and burying 1,200 meters of pipe, and testing water quality and functionality, the seemingly impossible was achieved: for Colombia’s Kogi people, and their related tribes who rely on Jaba Tañiwashkaka, a historically sacred site, an aqueduct that provides access to water for crop irrigation and potable water for consumption is now in place. And thanks to a determined site restoration effort, alligators, nutria, and capybara are only a few of the animals now seen in a wetland previously largely devoid of wildlife.

3000 Rivers: Voices in the Jungle by Victor Gama

Posted on Friday, June 17, 2016
'3000 Rivers’ is a multimedia opera that reflects on the accelerated environmental destruction that occurs in the tropical forests of the Colombian and Brazilian Amazon, the Pacific Coast and the Andes Mountains. The piece is based on field work carried out in these ecosystems over the past four years and reveals the reality of the negative environmental and social impacts through the testimony of its inhabitants.

ACT Pilots Open Data Kit (ODK) to Enable Indigenous Partners to Seamlessly Collect Field Data in Their Native Language

Posted on Wednesday, March 16, 2016
ACT is undertaking a significant upgrade to our field data collection efforts—and that of our community partners—by introducing Open Data Kit (ODK) smartphone and tablet data collection forms.

Primatologist, author, conservationist and explorer Dr. Mireya Mayor joins the Amazon Conservation Team

Posted on Friday, February 19, 2016

The Amazon Conservation Team (ACT) today announces that celebrated primatologist, author and conservationist Dr. Mireya Mayor is joining the organization to help communicate news of their vital projects and expand global awareness about the plight of the Amazon.

Ongoing ACT Support for Suriname’s Green Education Chest Initiative

Posted on Tuesday, February 16, 2016

From January 16 to 18, 2016, ACT contributed to a capacity building workshop for local teachers centering on the nation’s Green Education Chest initiative.