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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

A Green Dawn: Solar Energy and Community Empowerment in the Amazon Rainforest

The Amazon rainforest is privileged with rich biological and cultural diversity, natural splendor, and the potential to benefit all humanity ...
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Winding river drone view

The River School: Indigenous Communities Learning & Working Together for the Protection of Key Ecosystems in Colombia

Throughout ACT’s more than 20 years of conservation and indigenous rights work in South America, one of the greatest challenges ...
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Land and History Among the Matawai of Suriname

Along the Saramacca River in central Suriname live the Matawai people. They are descendants of Africans who escaped slavery in ...
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When you invest in us, you are helping to protect the forest and its guardians. Together we can meet the challenges that tomorrow will bring.