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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 Amazon is burning. Parts of the Brazilian Amazon are experiencing unprecedented levels of fire.

Brazil’s National Institute for Space Research has reported a recent 84% increase in forest fires from the same period in 2018.

This is not normal, and, like you, ACT sees enormous urgency in addressing these factors.

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.

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

From the Amazon to the Great Lakes: Sharing Knowledge and Mapping Oral Histories with First Nations Communities in Canada

For many communities across the world, like the indigenous communities of the Americas, oral history storytelling is a cultural tradition ...
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The General Secretariat of the Organization of American States and the Amazon Conservation Team Launch Partnership to Strengthen Indigenous Leaders in the Americas

(Washington, DC,) The Amazon Conservation Team (ACT) and the General Secretariat of the Organization of American States (OAS) announce a ...
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The Isolated Tribes

In the Amazon, for hundreds of years, two peoples have no contact with the rest of humanity: the Yuris and ...
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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.