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960 individual specimens and more than 328 species of flora and fauna identified in the Serranía de Chiribiquete National Park

This document is an English translation of a press release from the Colombian National Parks System: October 29, 2019. This recording of new species resulted from a scientific expedition carried out in the Puerto Abeja stream basin and along the Mesay and Cuñare rivers, in the southern sector of the protected area in the department…

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LIMA DECLARATION: REGIONAL MEETING ON INDIGENOUS PEOPLES IN ISOLATION

TERRITORIES AND DEVELOPMENT IN THE AMAZON AND THE GRAN CHACO Representatives of indigenous organizations and non-governmental organizations, indigenous leaders, researchers, academics and defenders of the rights of the indigenous peoples of Bolivia, Brazil, Colombia, Ecuador, Paraguay, Peru, Venezuela and Suriname, signers of this declaration, met in Lima, Peru between October 10 and 11, 2019, to…

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What We Experience When We Walk Through the Mountains

What We Experience When We Walk Through the Mountains by María Fernanda Franco, Putumayo Process, ACT-Colombia Each time I have returned from an expedition in the territories in which we work, a mixture of joy and nostalgia has suffused me, because many sensations and lesson learned remain after our time there and our exchanges with the people. The expeditions present the possibility of becoming familiar with the territory in which we work (and that we…

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Amazon fires jeopardize indigenous tribes living without contact with the world

Amazon fires jeopardize indigenous tribes living without contact with the world Article originally published in Revista Semana, September 18, 2019 https://sostenibilidad.semana.com/medio-ambiente/articulo/incendios-de-la-amazonia-ponen-en-riesgo-las-tribus-indigenas-sin-contacto-con-el-mundo/46772 Seventeen organizations called on the governments of the Amazon countries to stop the environmental debacle and protect the indigenous people in isolation. Nearly 70 uncontacted indigenous groups have already been confirmed in the Amazon,…

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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 imbued with traditional knowledge and associated with practices and values essential to developing personal identity. In many cases expressed primarily in oral form, oral histories are passed down from generation to generation, and can be…

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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 partnership to strengthen ACT’s Indigenous Leadership Fellowship program, providing new learning opportunities for indigenous students of the Americas in the OAS. This unique partnership will strengthen and enable leadership development opportunities at global and local…

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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 the Passés. There are indications of 18 other groups fleeing from rubber tappers, missionaries, miners, drug traffickers and guerrillas. Their survival depends on halting deforestation.

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Why are they persecuting us?

On this path of leadership, and as long as I can remember, I have experienced war. By: Waira Nina Jacanamijoy Mutumbajoy Original article appears in El Tiempo May 28, 2019 I have the honor of providing this space to Waira Nina Jacanamijoy Mutumbajoy, an artist and leader of the Inga people of the Yurayaco community…

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ACT Indigenous Fellowship Program

The Amazon Conservation Team (ACT) has established an Indigenous Fellowship Program in partnership with Colombia’s Universidad Externado to provide indigenous college students with the opportunity to better understand the functioning of international cooperation agencies, international conventions, and funding aimed at supporting the rights of indigenous communities.

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