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Living Planet: Apps not arms

August 26, 2016

Despite conservation efforts, swathes of Brazil’s Amazon forest are still lost to deforestation. Small-scale illegal logging can be difficult to monitor, even with satellite-imaging technology. Now, one indigenous tribe is looking to GPS mapping on smartphones to protect their forest.

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Colombia, Brasil y Perú: Una mirada al estado de los pueblos indígenas en aislamiento

July 11, 2016

Es un hecho que existen y son miles, no se les ve porque viven en los lugares más recónditos de la Amazonía. Se trata de los pueblos indígenas en aislamiento voluntario y contacto inicial (PIACI), una población numerosa que por haber permanecido durante mucho tiempo fuera del contacto con la cultura occidental, trae consigo una serie de desafíos porque su avistamiento es cada vez más común.

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Cuando la música fluye

June 17, 2016

“3 mil RÍOS: Voces en la Selva”, una creación del compositor Víctor Gama inspirada en el texto “Cariba Malo” de Roberto Franco, es una ópera multimedia cantada a través de las historias de personas que habitan los bosques tropicales de la Amazonia colombiana y brasileña, la costa Pacífica y las montañas de los Andes.

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Tico Torres, an ACT Board Member: "Change Begins with the Children"

April 25, 2016

Late last month, the Amazon Conservation Team organized a trip to Kwamalasamutu in Suriname for friends of the environmental organization. This was carried out as part of its twentieth anniversary in Suriname. Among the group of visitors from the US was a world-famous artist, Tico Torres, drummer for the legendary rock band Bon Jovi.

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An Interactive Map of a Midcentury Botanist’s Amazonian Trips

April 23, 2016

You can delve into Schultes’s immersion in ritual and medicinal plants through the newly launched Amazonian Travels of Richard Evans Schultes, from the nonprofit Amazon Conservation Team (ACT), itself dedicated to working with indigenous people in the Amazon on ecological issues.

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El mapa interactivo que muestra los viajes de Schultes por el Amazonas

April 20, 2016

El Amazonas del que conoció durante un recorrido mítico Richard Evans Schultes está a un click de distancia: uno podrá internarse en la selva, conocer tribus indígenas, sus conocimientos, aventuras a lo largo del río y la selva. Plantas alucinógenas y medicinales.

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Announcing the 2016 Recipients of the Global Forest Watch Small Grants Fund

April 13, 2016

Global Forest Watch is proud to introduce this year’s 11 Small Grants Fund recipients. These organizations will join the distinguished cadre of 25 past grantees in using Global Forest Watch tools, data and knowledge to improve forest management, transparency and accountability around the world.

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Participatory Mapping in the Mobile Age

April 6, 2016

Open Data Kit helps the indigenous Kogi people map their land to empower stewardship of ancestral and ecologically important spaces in Colombia

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Traditional medicine clinics will be modernized

March 22, 2016

On Monday, the Amazon Conservation Team (ACT) has given the start sign for modernizing the traditional medicine clinics in the indigenous villages of Apetina and Tepu in the District Sipaliwini in the South of Suriname.

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Amazon Tribes Use Mapping Technologies to Empower Cultural Stewardship of Ancestral Lands

March 16, 2016

ACT is undertaking a significant upgrade to our field data collection efforts—and that of our community partners—by introducing Open Data Kit (ODK) smartphone and tablet data collection forms.

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