Blog Posts

Strengthening Indigenous Land Rights in Colombia

April 22, 2020
Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta Kogui Census 2019 to 2019

In Santa Marta, Colombia, earlier this year, preparations began for a series of expeditions into the Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta. More than a dozen teams—each composed of indigenous peoples and western professionals—prepared their gear for weeks-long trips into the remote mountains.

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Emerging diseases and deforestation on a suffering planet

April 14, 2020

By: Isidoro Hazbun Original article in Spanish in El Heraldo / Opinion More than 60% of human infectious diseases are caused by pathogens shared with…

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Jaba Restored: The Resilience of Nature at a Kogi Sacred Site

April 9, 2020

Along the northeastern coast of Colombia, the Kogi indigenous people people have been working to restore their traitional sacred site of Jaba Tañiwashkaka.

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A very happy #Hacktoberfest for Terrastories and the Ruby community 🎃

November 19, 2019

It’s been almost a year and a half since I became acquainted with a wonderful community of open-source Ruby developers. At the time, I was…

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What We Experience When We Walk Through the Mountains

September 30, 2019

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…

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From the Amazon to the Great Lakes: sharing knowledge and mapping oral histories with First Nations communities in Canada

July 9, 2019

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…

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Training Children and Youth as Bird Watchers of the Amazon-Andes Transition Region

April 25, 2019

“Exploring our Territory Through Birds” is a program through which ACT and Alas de Putumayo motivate children to study the different habitats of the birds of Putumayo.

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ACT Indigenous Fellowship Program

April 23, 2019

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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Sustainable Income-Generating Projects in the Forests of Suriname

December 18, 2018

For indigenous and tribal cultures, increasing involvement in global culture and new technologies, such as mobile phone networks, has led to increasing dependence upon cash…

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Collective Empowerment in the Yunguillo Reserve of Colombia’s Inga People

December 17, 2018

In memory of the three youth of the Yunguillo reserve murdered in September 2018. ACT works with the Inga indigenous people of theYunguillo Reserve, located…

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