ACT News

Illustrated Learning in Apetina, Suriname

Posted on Tuesday, October 25, 2016
In September and October 2016, The Amazon Conservation Team (ACT) enabled the indigenous community of the rainforest village of Apetina to create six educational murals on the back walls of their local elementary school. Through these murals, ACT seeks to encourage additional local students to complete their village schooling.

ACT participates in the IV International Congress on Biodiversity of the Guiana Shield in Georgetown, Guyana

Posted on Tuesday, August 16, 2016
In August 2016, ACT participated in the IV International Congress on Biodiversity of the Guiana Shield in Georgetown, Guyana. ACT-Suriname staff gave a total of six presentations overall, and had a booth with materials for sale and display at the entrance of the conference.

Introducing: Maps, Magic, and Medicine

Posted on Monday, August 15, 2016
As part of our 20th anniversary, we're producing a podcast about the formative stories that have made ACT the unique conservation organization it is. Maps, Magic, and Medicine explores the importance of indigenous knowledge to protect the environment. Each month we bring you stories about the spiritual, the unexplained, and the unbelievable.

Heirs of the Boa: traditional dances of the Murui-Muina people (video)

Posted on Tuesday, August 9, 2016
Herederos de la Boa is a short documentary film that highlights the cultural richness of the Murui-Muina people of the Puerto Sabalo – Los Monos indigenous reserve of the Colombian Amazon.

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.