Media Coverage

The first official map in Colombia in an indigenous language in danger of disappearing

August 3, 2023

For the first time in a century, the Agustín Codazzi Institute has decided to generate a map in the Cofán language. To achieve this, they partnered with the communities and their elders, who helped locate their sacred places. It represents the seed of a process to rescue cultures that are at risk of disappearing.

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From logging to reforestation: how the peasant farmers of Colombia’s Bajo Caguán region changed

March 16, 2023

By María Fernanda Lizcano / March 13, 2023 “When I was young, my dad gave me a chainsaw, and I felt like…

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A new healthcare model that seeks consensus among the indigenous peoples of Putumayo

December 21, 2021

El Espectador / December 17, 2021 In Putumayo, five SISPIs (Indigenous Intercultural Healthcare Systems) are being developed with indigenous communities.…

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Boys and Girls, Biodiversity Seed Protectors of the Amazon in Caquetá, Colombia

September 27, 2021

The Tierra Viva Foundation of Belén de los Andaquíes, with the support of the Amazon Conservation Team, formed a group of children and youth biodiversity monitors six years ago.

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Colombian National Land Agency and NGO enable titling of eleven indigenous territories

August 4, 2021

In a joint effort between the NGO the Amazon Conservation Team, the government of the department of Antioquia and the Colombian National Land Agency, 924 families from the Sinú, Emberá Chamí, Emberá Eyábida and Gunadule peoples established or expanded their reserves.

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Bringing Voices Together: A Step in Fighting the Virus

November 23, 2020

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.

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Could the Amazon Save Your Life? – The New York Times

October 5, 2020

Scientists are looking at the medicinal potential of plants and animals in the region’s vast tropical forests.

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Amazon Women: The Guardians of Biodiversity

September 28, 2020

September 25, 2020 By Juliana Jaimes For more than a year, the indigenous peoples of the Curare Los Ingleses and…

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French humanitarian operation for indigenous Surinamese

July 11, 2020

July 11, 2020 – Publication: StarNieuws France has donated 280 aid packages totaling some 4,000 kg of food and basic…

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Virus Hunters in the Amazon

July 1, 2020

June 27, 2020 by Adriana Diaz – Universidad de los Andes-Colombia After almost two hours of flight in a small…

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