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 hitting indigenous communities of the Amazon from all sides. They are in dire need of support to ward off the virus and save human lives right now, and to protect their cultures and forests from mounting ecological threats and economic pressures.

ACT is continuing to scale our efforts to support communities in tackling this critical issue through alliances with local organizations and government agencies. In areas where aid is simply not available or public services lack the capacity or will to independently reach communities in need, our work has been indispensable.

 

Visit our collection of storytelling maps:

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

Archival Matawai Maroon

Lands of Freedom: Preserving and Honoring the Heritage of the Matawai

A new ACT storytelling production maps the oral history and cultural heritage of a Surinamese Afro-descendant forest community View the ...
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Boats delivering supplies in Medio Rio Caqueta

Our COVID-19 Response: Update

The pandemic is hitting indigenous communities of the Amazon from all sides. They are in dire need of support to ward ...
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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.