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
0million acres of indigenous reserve expansions and creations
0million acres under improved sustainable management
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 rainforest.
The Guiana Shield: One of the Last Wild Places on Earth
Learn about the importance of advancing the consolidation of a 30-million-hectare biocultural corridor across the eastern Guiana Shield, jointly managed by local communities and national governments.
Collective Rights Violated During the Pandemic
Cartography of 2017 cases of collective rights violations in six Latin American countries during the COVID-19 pandemic, including an analysis of how communities have defended their territories.
25 Years of Biocultural Conservation: The Amazon Conservation Team's 25th Anniversary
For the last 25 years, ACT’s decisions have been guided by close consultation with our partner communities, particularly the elders, who have defined our priorities in the fight for ancestral land rights and protection.
Lands of Freedom: The oral history and cultural heritage of the Matawai Maroons in Suriname
Learn about the oral history and cultural heritage of a Surinamese Afro-descendant community who fought for their right to exist in the rainforest centuries ago (2020, English and Dutch).