Protecting the forest 
Protecting the future

Conservation on the frontlines

We collaborate with indigenous and other local communities to co-create and realize new methods of conservation that honor the interdependent relationship of the forest and its peoples — and protect both. 


Accomplishments by the numbers


years in


million acres of indigenous reserve expansions and creations


million acres under improved sustainable management

The KMA reserve is inhabited by three of the four peoples of the Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta: the Wiwa people (Malayo or Arzario), Kággaba (Kogui) and Ikᵾ (Arhuaco), with jurisdiction in the departments of Magdalena, Cesar and La Guajira. 3,575 indigenous families benefit from the 213 new hectares, which are allocated to cultural and environmental protection and recovery between the upper and lower areas of the Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta, increasing the area of ​​the reserve to just over 407,839 hectares.

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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 rainforest.

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

Lessons from Costa Rica’s national parks: the Guanacaste Conservation Area and Daniel Janzen

Field Visit to Guanacaste A joint group of scientists from the Amazon Conservation Team’s Colombia, Costa Rica, and United States ...
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Colombian National Land Agency formalizes fourth expansion of the Kogui-Malayo-Arhuaco Indigenous Reserve 

Dibulla, June 8, 2022 / @AgenciaTierras @AmazonTeamOrg  The ceremonial act was held at the Jaba Tañiwashkaka sacred site, with the ...
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ANT entrega cuarta ampliación del Resguardo Indígena Kogui-Malayo-Arhuaco 

Dibulla, 8 de junio de 2022. @AgenciaTierras @AmazonTeamOrg  El acto ceremonial se llevó a cabo en el sitio sagrado Jaba ...
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