The Universidad de los Andes health brigade traveled to Putumayo to train indigenous health aides in taking samples to detect the virus that causes Covid-19, using nasopharyngeal swabs. This is a chronicle of an intercultural encounter in a time of pandemic.Read More
The Matawai Maroons of Suriname—descendants of enslaved Africans who fled into the rainforest over 300 ago, where they have remained ever since— in partnership with ACT, are launching a new interactive Storytelling Map showcasing their centuries-old oral histories about their ancestral lands and culture.Read More
The pandemic is hitting indigenous communities of the Amazon from all sides. They are in dire need of support to ward off the virus and save human lives right now, and to protect their cultures and forests from mounting ecological threats and economic pressures.
ACT is continuing to scale our efforts to support communities in tackling this critical issue from within in alliance with local organizations and government agencies. In areas where aid is simply not available or public services lack the capacity or will to independently reach communities in need, our work has been indispensable.Read More
Scientists are looking at the medicinal potential of plants and animals in the region’s vast tropical forests.Read More
September 25, 2020 By Juliana Jaimes For more than a year, the indigenous peoples of the Curare Los Ingleses and Manacaro reserves in the lower Caquetá River region have been carrying out a weekly census of the species that exist in their territory. This is work historically reserved for men. The expedition that the indigenous…Read More
With immense pain, we mourn the passing of our friend and colleague Robinson López Descanse, Climate Change Coordinator of COICA (Coordinator of Indigenous Organizations of the Amazon Basin) and former Human Rights Coordinator of OPIAC (Organization of Indigenous Peoples of the Colombian Amazon). With great sadness, we say goodbye to Robinson. We honor the valuable and immense work…Read More
Con inmenso dolor lamentamos el fallecimiento de nuestro amigo y colega Robinson López Descanse, Coordinador de Cambio Climático de COICA (Coordinadora de las Organizaciones Indígenas de la Cuenca Amazónica) y ex coordinador de DDHH de OPIAC. Despedimos con mucha tristeza a Robinson, reconociendo el valioso e inmenso trabajo que hizo por los derechos humanos de…Read More
In the following report, the Amazon Conservation Team (ACT) highlights some of its on-the-ground efforts in response to the two tragedies that have defined the last year in the Amazon: the fires of 2019, and the ongoing Covid-19 crisis. To view the report, please click on the image:Read More
Lamentamos profundamente el fallecimiento de Luis Hernando “Bufeo” Rivas Cubeo, cofundador de la comunidad indígena de Borikada en el Resguardo Curare los Ingleses. Su generosidad con el conocimiento lo llevó a ser un puente entre el mundo de las organizaciones no gubernamentales y de gobierno. En el 2017, Luis se unió al equipo del Parque Nacional…Read More
We mourn the death today of our colleague and friend José de los Santos Sauna Limaco, governor of the Kogui – Malayo – Arhuaco Indigenous Reserve.
We honor the life of José de los Santos, his leadership, and his dedication to the protection of his Kogui people and the defense of the Linea Negra, a network of sacred sites of the four communities of the Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta.
We share this sad moment with his family, the Kogui people, and the indigenous peoples of Colombia.Read More