AMAZON CONSERVATION TEAM AGAIN EARNS COVETED 4-STAR RATING FROM CHARITY NAVIGATOR

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The Amazon Conservation Team’s strong financial health and commitment to accountability and transparency have again earned it a 4-star rating from Charity Navigator, America’s largest independent charity evaluator. 

This is the ninth time that ACT has earned this top distinction in the last 15 years.  Only a quarter of charities rated by Charity Navigator receive the distinction.

In 2011, Charity Navigator added 17 metrics, focused on governance and ethical practices as well as measures of openness, to its ratings methodology.  These Accountability & Transparency metrics, which account for 50 percent of a charity’s overall rating, help to reveal which charities operate in accordance with industry best practices and whether they are open with their donors and stakeholders. 

Click here to see ACT’s rating and other information: https://www.charitynavigator.org/index.cfm?bay=search.summary&orgid=9952  

Antonio shares ACT’s message, work, and stories of conservation in partnership with indigenous communities with the world. He joined ACT in 2017, initially supporting programmatic activities in the field with a Brazilian indigenous community in the Xingu Indigenous Park. Previously, Antonio served as a Teaching Fellow in the anthropology department of the Santa Rosa Junior College. He holds a B.A. in Anthropology with honors from the University of California, Santa Cruz where he received the Chancellor’s Award for his research thesis based on NSF-funded ethnographic fieldwork with a Kayapo indigenous community in the Brazilian Amazon. Outside of ACT, Antonio teaches drums/percussion at a local music school, works as a freelance drummer, and performs with the indie-rock band Frass Green.

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