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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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Ensuring the collective survival of indigenous peoples requires guaranteeing their rights and access to traditional lands. In Colombia, indigenous peoples’ struggle for ancestral land rights has been ongoing for more than four centuries, marked by collective mobilization and pressure before official entities.

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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

Securing Land Rights for Indigenous Communities in Colombia: A Methodology

Ensuring the collective survival of indigenous peoples requires guaranteeing their rights and access to traditional lands. In Colombia, indigenous peoples’ ...
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Sustainable Income-Generating Projects in the Forests of Suriname

For indigenous and tribal cultures, increasing involvement in global culture and new technologies, such as mobile phone networks, has led ...
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Collective Empowerment in the Yunguillo Reserve of Colombia’s Inga People

In memory of the three youth of the Yunguillo reserve murdered in September 2018. ACT works with the Inga indigenous ...
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