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Ancestral Tides Working to Conserve Coastal Ecosystems & Protect Sea Turtles by Laura Monti

October 26, 2022
Ancestral Tides gathering with leaders from indigenous coastal communities from Mexico, Colombia, Panama, and Costa Rica

“Sea turtles, a species emblematic of the connection between the two great biomes the desert and tropical rainforests, are an indicator of the health of marine and coastal ecosystems. Utilizing both indigenous knowledge and western scientific traditions, the indigenous sea turtle conservation communities exchanged knowledge and strategies to simultaneously conserve these coastal ecosystems and sea turtles while revitalizing associated cultural traditions”.

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Lessons from Costa Rica’s national parks: the Guanacaste Conservation Area and Daniel Janzen

August 30, 2022

Field Visit to Guanacaste A joint group of scientists from the Amazon Conservation Team’s Colombia, Costa Rica, and United States offices spent several weeks in…

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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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