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ACT Board Member Dr. Thomas Lovejoy Named President of the US branch of IUCN (International Union for the Conservation of Nature)

April 18, 2017

The Board of Directors of the International Union for Conservation of Nature—United States (IUCN-US) voted ACT Board Member Thomas E. Lovejoy its new president at their March 24, 2017, Board Meeting. Lovejoy assumes the post previously held by John G. Robinson, Chief Conservation Officer, Wildlife Conservation Society.

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A Taste of Honey: Stingless Bee Breeding Commences in Kwamalasamutu

March 31, 2017

In Suriname, ACT has sought to identify alternative sustainable livelihoods to strengthen the income of indigenous and semi-indigenous families living in the Amazon forest. A recent path of interest to both the Trio and Maroon villages and ACT has been the introduction of honey produced by native stingless bees.

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Last of the Isolated: Houses and a History for Surviving Elders of the Amazon

February 28, 2017

Komuyaroke, Káemaña and Rugáña are the last surviving members of a previously isolated division of the northwest Amazon’s Murui-Muina tribe. Neglect had left them homeless and in precarious living and health conditions. In 2016, ACT responded by building them homes

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Mark Plotkin: Maps, Magic and Medicine in the Rainforest | Bioneers 2016

January 19, 2017

ACT President Mark Plotkin depicts ACT’s work partnering with over 30 South American tribes, including the Kogi, to map, manage and protect over 70 million acres of ancestral forests. He describes collaboration with elder healers to develop and implement successful “Shamans and Apprentices” programs to transmit sacred healing information down through generations within the tribes themselves.

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New ACT documentary: Kwamalasamutu – In Pursuit of Human Wellbeing

December 27, 2016

ACT is pleased to share Kwamalasamutu – In Pursuit of Human Wellbeing, a short documentary film that highlights nearly two years of participatory research in the Trio indigenous village of Kwamalasamutu, Suriname conducted by ACT-trained indigenous Amazon Conservation Rangers together with students from the University of Utrecht and local partners.

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Special Podcast Episode with Julian Lennon: Listen Younger Brother

December 19, 2016

Julian Lennon, musician, photographer, and founder of the White Feather Foundation hosts this special episode of Maps, Magic, and Medicine about the Kogi indigenous people of the Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta, Colombia. Kogi community members discuss the importance of water, sacred sites, and protecting their ancestral territory and Julian Lennon reflects on the impact of his visit to the Kogi sacred sites and the lessons it imparted.

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Lisa Ling Joins ACT

December 19, 2016

The Amazon Conservation Team names journalist and environmentalist Lisa Ling as celebrity ambassador for protecting the Amazon The Amazon Conservation…

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ACT and the Museum of the Caribbean Organize "Week of the Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta"

December 12, 2016

From November 24 to December 1, 2016 the Week of the Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta took place in the Museum of the Caribbean in Barranquilla, Colombia. The event was organized by The Amazon Conservation Team, in collaboration with the Ministry of Culture and the Caribbean Cultural Park, to raise awareness on the importance of this unique ecosystem and the rights of its indigenous peoples.

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Sarayaku People’s Struggle for Justice in Ecuador Presented in Interactive Digital Map

November 23, 2016

ACT partners with the Center for Justice and International Law (CEJIL) and the Ecuadorian indigenous community of Sarayaku to tell the story of their struggle against petroleum exploitation using online map-based storytelling tools, available both in English and Spanish.

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Words from President Juan Manuel Santos at the launch event in Colombia of the "Amazonian Travels of Richard Evans Schultes"

November 11, 2016

Words from Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos, delivered by Luis Gilberto Murillo, Minister of the Environment and Sustainable Development, at…

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