ACT News

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.

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.

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.

ACT and the Matawai Maroon Community Formalize Partnership

Posted on Friday, February 5, 2016
On February 5, 2016, during a meeting at the Amazon Conservation Team (ACT)-Suriname Office, the granman (chieftain) of Suriname’s Matawai Maroon community, Leslie Valentijn, signed an official memorandum of understanding of collaboration with ACT