ACT News

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

Forging New Paths with the Matawai

Posted on Monday, February 1, 2016

In September, ACT-Suriname staff visited the Matawai territory for a second time this year, to validate the maps that were produced on the basis of data collected during fieldwork in February and March. The team also went on a three day expedition to chart out a path to nearby Ebba Top mountain.

Cooperation to Assist Suriname’s Forest Communities

Posted on Tuesday, January 19, 2016

On October 8, 2015, Suriname’s Ministry of Agriculture, Cattle Breeding, and Fisheries and the Amazon Conservation Team Suriname signed a three-year collaboration agreement.

Bringing Light to Others: Updates from the Barefoot College Experience

Posted on Tuesday, January 5, 2016

In India, November 11 marked the beginning of Diwali, the Festival of Lights, when Indian Hindus—and other Hindus around the world—celebrate the victory of light over darkness, knowledge over ignorance, good over evil, and hope over despair. The festival is evidenced by millions of lights shining on housetops, outside doors and windows, and around temples and other buildings in the communities and countries where it is observed.

Trio shamans honored by the Government of Suriname

Posted on Monday, December 28, 2015
On Tuesday, November 17, 2015, the Trio shamans Riri Pinoma, Wuta Wajimnoe, and Amashina Oedematoe were decorated with the Honorary Order of the Palm by the President of Suriname Desiré Bouterse. This annual decoration ceremony had a special significance this year, as Suriname became an independent country exactly 40 years ago.