News Releases

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…

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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…

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Breeding bees to combat deforestation in Caquetá

April 11, 2022

April 8, 2022, by María Paula Lizarazo, original article published in El Espectador In 2020, in Colombia, the department of…

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Amazon Conservation Team y Kadaster International unen esfuerzos para mejorar la administración de tierras de comunidades indígenas

November 9, 2021

Con un convenio que tendrá una duración de tres años las organizaciones se comprometieron a defender los territorios de las comunidades y acompañarlas en los procesos de legalización, ampliación y solución de conflictos en sus tierras.

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Nueve organizaciones advierten sobre la grave crisis ambiental y de derechos humanos que vive la Amazonia colombiana

September 30, 2021
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Indigenous Women Achieve “Mamakunapa” Civil Society Nature Reserve

December 22, 2020

On December 2, 2020, a species-rich stand of Andes-Amazon rainforest stewarded by indigenous women of ASOMI achieved legal designation as a Civil Society Nature Reserve, “Mamakunapa”.

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Major Rainforest Conservation Success in Colombia

December 1, 2020

The Aduche Indigenous Reserve in the Colombian Amazon is Expanded, connecting it to the World’s Largest Rainforest Conservation Corridor  

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Lands of Freedom: Preserving and Honoring the Heritage of the Matawai

October 9, 2020
Archival Matawai Maroon

The Matawai Maroons of Suriname—descendants of enslaved Africans who fled into the rainforest over 300 ago, where they have remained ever since— in partnership with ACT, are launching a new interactive Storytelling Map showcasing their centuries-old oral histories about their ancestral lands and culture.

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Our COVID-19 Response: Update

October 6, 2020
Boats delivering supplies in Medio Rio Caqueta

The pandemic is hitting indigenous communities of the Amazon from all sides. They are in dire need of support to ward off the virus and save human lives right now, and to protect their cultures and forests from mounting ecological threats and economic pressures.

ACT is continuing to scale our efforts to support communities in tackling this critical issue from within in alliance with local organizations and government agencies. In areas where aid is simply not available or public services lack the capacity or will to independently reach communities in need, our work has been indispensable.

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Official Statement: The Passing of Robinson López Descanse

August 22, 2020

With immense pain, we mourn the passing of our friend and colleague Robinson López Descanse, Climate Change Coordinator of COICA…

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