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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



The Amazon Conservation Team and the Colombian Constitutional Court are culturally and linguistically adapting the primary rulings of the Court to 26 indigenous languages. The project seeks to ensure the promotion and dissemination of as well as access to the decisions of the Court that benefit ethnic communities. The adaptation, beyond being literal, creates visual, graphic and audio tools that facilitate ethnic communities access to information on the court’s most significant decisions. 

This project promotes the self-determination and governance of these communities, along with respect for human dignity. To learn more, click below to find out where it was implemented and which communities were involved. 

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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.

Lands of Freedom

The oral history and cultural heritage of the Matawai Maroons in Suriname

Experience Story Map

The Amazonian Travels of Richard Evans Schultes

Explore magical landscapes and indigenous cultures of the Amazon.

Experience Story Map

Legalization of Indigenous Territories in Colombia

Advances in the Consolidation of Biocultural Corridors.

Experience Story Map

Amazon Gold Rush: Gold Mining in Suriname

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

Experience Story Map

25 Years Ago: Why We Founded the Amazon Conservation Team

Why we founded the Amazon Conservation Team 25 years ago Where conventional conservation efforts tried to preserve ecosystems by effectively ...
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Members of the Inga Tandachiridu Inganokuna indigenous association with traditional healers from the Andes-Amazon transition region of Colombia

The House of the Sun: The Story of the Alto Fragua Indi Wasi National Park

A story of the courage of the Inga people, almost two decades after the declaration of the creation of the ...
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This initiative serves to highlight the importance and contributions of the indigenous population to the development of Colombian society.

For the first time, Colombian Constitutional Court rulings are being translated into indigenous languages

On February 9, 2021, the project "Rights in the Territory" was launched, the result of a partnership between the Amazon ...
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