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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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Oral Histories: Helping the Kogui Manage their Territory

December 3, 2018

Two of ACT’s objectives in our work at Jaba Tañiwashkaka, a coastal sacred site of the indigenous peoples of Colombia’s Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta…

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Using Satellite Technology to Protect Isolated Tribes in the Amazon Rainforest

November 28, 2018

A field team from ACT traveled to the Curare – Los Ingleses Indigenous Reserve in the Colombian Amazon in July to assist local communities in…

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What is the correlation between the protection of indigenous peoples in voluntary isolation and the protection of the Amazon?

November 26, 2018

Let’s start with a question. If you lived in South America, and had to run away from society, where would you hide? The most remote…

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Conserving the Vast Biodiversity of the Colombian Amazon

November 19, 2018

The great wealth of biodiversity present in the Amazon is at serious risk of disappearing due to several threats, which must be addressed through the…

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The Sun through a Lamp: Solar Energy in the Colombian Amazon

November 16, 2018

For more than seven years, we have worked with the communities of the middle and lower watersheds of Colombia’s Caquetá River, supporting them in the…

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Solar Solutions for Traditional Communities

November 16, 2018

For remote forest communities, steady sources of renewable power can improve air quality, minimize tree harvesting, and provide domestic lighting for the evening work, especially…

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A Green Dawn: Solar Energy and Community Empowerment in the Amazon Rainforest

November 12, 2018

The Amazon rainforest is privileged with rich biological and cultural diversity, natural splendor, and the potential to benefit all humanity by helping to stabilize the…

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