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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.

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The Kogi people of Colombia are on a mission to reclaim their lost territories. They reached out to us in 2011. Their determination and our resources led to the recovery of one of their most sacred sites.

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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

Matawai boatsmen examining a map of their ancestral lands. Credit: Mirjam Gommers

Suriname community uses new open-source app to preserve storytelling traditions

The Matawai of Suriname, a community that once felt forgotten by the rest of the world, is breaking ground by ...
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Oral Histories: Helping the Kogui Manage their Territory

Two of ACT’s objectives in our work at Jaba Tañiwashkaka, a coastal sacred site of the indigenous peoples of Colombia’s ...
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Using Satellite Technology to Protect Isolated Tribes in the Amazon Rainforest

A field team from ACT traveled to the Curare – Los Ingleses Indigenous Reserve in the Colombian Amazon in July ...
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