ACT News

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.

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 launches map journal highlighting the Amazonian travels of Richard Evans Schultes

Posted on Thursday, April 7, 2016

To celebrate the life and work of Dr. Schultes and the indigenous peoples he visited, the Amazon Conservation Team has developed a new online, interactive map journal that follows the father of modern ethnobotany through his amazing Amazonian explorations.