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

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The pandemic is still sweeping through the Amazon, showing how exposed this seemingly impermeable forest can be. Indigenous and traditional communities of the rainforest are in dire need of support.

ACT continues to band together with civil society and governments in Colombia, Peru, Brazil, and Suriname to mitigate and manage the crisis locally. Our partners span universities, public health departments, volunteer air patrols, health NGOs, indigenous organizations, ACT-trained Amazon Conservation Rangers, and more.

Here is how we are reshaping our current priorities in response to the pandemic.

 

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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

Interview with Evandro Bernardi | Covid-19 Response

Evandro Bernardi, ACT-Brasil Field Technician We sat down with ACT’s Evandro Bernardi for a firsthand look at how indigenous communties ...
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Official Statement: The Passing of Robinson López Descanse

With immense pain, we mourn the passing of our friend and colleague Robinson López Descanse, Climate Change Coordinator of COICA ...
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Comunicado Oficial: fallecimiento de Robinson López Descanse

Con inmenso dolor lamentamos el fallecimiento de nuestro amigo y colega Robinson López Descanse, Coordinador de Cambio Climático de COICA ...
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When you invest in us, you are helping to protect the forest and its guardians. Together we can work to save the Amazon, an invaluable resource that we all need to survive.