ACT News

Sarayaku People’s Struggle for Justice in Ecuador Presented in Interactive Digital Map

Posted on Friday, December 2, 2016
ACT partners with the Center for Justice and International Law (CEJIL) and the Ecuadorian indigenous community of Sarayaku to tell the story of their struggle against petroleum exploitation using online map-based storytelling tools, available both in English and Spanish.

Words from President Juan Manuel Santos at the launch event in Colombia of the "Amazonian Travels of Richard Evans Schultes"

Posted on Friday, November 11, 2016

Words from Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos, delivered by Luis Gilberto Murillo, Minister of the Environment and Sustainable Development, at a launch event for "The Amazonian Travels of Richard Evans Schultes", hosted by Banco de la Republica in Bogotá on November 10, 2016.

I want to send a very special greeting to Dr. Mark Plotkin and Liliana Madrigal, founders of the Amazon Conservation Team.

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.

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