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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

Pioneers in ethno-education in Caquetá: The importance of Yachaikury

This text explores the thoughts of Flora Macas Zhigue from the Yachaikury School in Colombia on the importance of ethno-education. ...
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Pioneras en la etno-educación en el Caquetá: La importancia de Yachaikury

Este texto hace un recorrido desde el sentir de Flora Macas Zhigue, Institución Educativa Rural Indigena Especial Yachaikury.  La vida es un camino largo ...
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Stingless bee diversity of southern Suriname/northern Brazil

The Healing Bees of the Amazon Forest

Ancient human societies were not the first to discover the power of plants for healing: for millions of years, bees ...
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