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The Amazon Conservation Team at the Floriade 2022

June 6, 2022
Wuta, Trio man from the indigenous village of Kwamalasamutu in southern Suriname.

A field-based conservation organization that partners with indigenous and other local communities to protect tropical forests and strengthen traditional culture. Visit our booth at the…

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Approaching Land Rights for Maroon Peoples of Suriname

April 26, 2022

Recent momentum toward collective land tenure for Suriname’s afro-descendant groups In the country of Suriname, legislation that has been drafted to finally establish land rights…

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The Road to Indigenous Land Rights in Suriname

April 12, 2022
Wuta, Trio man from the indigenous village of Kwamalasamutu in southern Suriname.

The last country in tropical South America yet to guarantee collective land tenure for its indigenous peoples Recent years have brought a global explosion of…

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AMAZON CONSERVATION TEAM SURINAME

March 16, 2022

PROTECTING THE FOREST, PROTECTING THE FUTURE The Amazon is a pivotal, life-sustaining force for people and the planet. It shelters critical biodiversity, absorbs massive amounts…

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The Amazon Conservation Team at the Floriade 2022

March 14, 2022
Wuta, Trio man from the indigenous village of Kwamalasamutu in southern Suriname.

A Field-based conservation organization that partners with indigenous and other local communities to protect tropical forests and strengthen traditional culture. Visit our booth at the…

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El legado de los taitas

February 24, 2022

“Con el aniversario 20 del Alto Fragua Indi Wasi, se cumple el legado de los taitas inga que soñaron con ese territorio.” Esta fue la…

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The Legacy of the Taitas

February 24, 2022

“With the 20th anniversary of Alto Fragua Indi Wasi, the legacy of the Inga taitas, who dreamed of this territory, is fulfilled.” This was the…

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Standing at the Crossroads: Partnering with the Waurá of Ulupuene

December 21, 2021

The Waurá, our indigenous partners in Brazil, asked for our support to protect the Kamukuaká Cave. This cave is profoundly sacred to the Waurá. For…

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How protecting the Jaguar is essential to conserving the Amazon

October 12, 2021

The Amazon Conservation Team (ACT) and Colombia’s Universidad de la Amazonía continue their project “Live and Coexist”, through which they seek to defend carnivorous animals in Caquetá.

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Going at Nature’s Pace: The Story of ASOMI

September 27, 2021

With the occasion of ACT’s 25th anniversary, Maria del Rosario Chicunque—Charito, the formidable leader that some of you have met—and I want to share the wonderful, glorious, painful, and ultimately extraordinary path that led to the creation of ASOMI, the Association of Indigenous Women, and their private reserve in Colombia. ASOMI’s headquarters is aptly called La Chagra de la Vida, or the Garden of Life. As with all gardens, it nourishes us with blessings of food, beauty, and joy, but it needs proactive tending and weeding in return—never-ending tasks that can give us scrapes, blisters, and scars.

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