Protecting the forest 
Protecting the future

Conservation on the frontlines

Hand-in-hand with indigenous and other local people, we apply the power of innovation and time-tested traditional practices to protect the forests and watersheds of tropical America.

Accomplishments by the numbers


years in


million acres of indigenous reserve expansions and creation



After helping the Waura people of the Xingu Indigenous Park establish a southwestern reserve border presence in 2011, and responding to their requests for assistance in building a model indigenous village across the years, in January 2019, ACT reestablished itself in Brazil as a formalized new entity. The new inauguration came in response to several requests for partnership from other Brazilian indigenous communities.

ACT-Brasil will engage more directly and build institutional relations with indigenous and non-indigenous Brazilian civil society organizations that are committed to supporting indigenous communities in the country and that share our values and approaches.

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Learn more about the areas we work in, how we partner with local communities and what we do to protect the rain forest.

Legalization of Indigenous Territories in Colombia

Advances in the Consolidation of Biocultural Corridors.

Experience Story Map

Keeng Kumu: Indigenous Cartographer

The life and travels of an indigenous mapping expert

Experience Story Map

The Amazonian Travels of Richard Evans Schultes

Explore magical landscapes and indigenous cultures of the Amazon.

Experience Story Map

Amazon Gold Rush: Gold Mining in Suriname

Learn about impacts of Suriname's primary driver of deforestation.

Experience Story Map

30 Species of Animals Have Been Found and Filmed in the Río Puré National Park Using Camera Traps

Original article appears in El Espectador. Written by Redacción Medio Ambiente. This is the first time that this type of monitoring ...
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Amazon Conservation Team Reestablished in Brazil

On January 25, 2019, responding to several requests for partnership from indigenous communities in Brazil, the Amazon Conservation Team® (ACT®) ...
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Securing Land Rights for Indigenous Communities in Colombia: A Methodology

Ensuring the collective survival of indigenous peoples requires guaranteeing their rights and access to traditional lands. In Colombia, indigenous peoples’ ...
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