News Releases

960 individual specimens and more than 328 species of flora and fauna identified in the Serranía de Chiribiquete National Park

November 8, 2019
Brown waters of the Amazon river from above

This document is an English translation of a press release from the Colombian National Parks System: October 29, 2019. This…

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October 16, 2019

TERRITORIES AND DEVELOPMENT IN THE AMAZON AND THE GRAN CHACO Representatives of indigenous organizations and non-governmental organizations, indigenous leaders, researchers,…

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2019 Fire Crisis Situation in the Amazon

August 22, 2019

The Amazon is burning. Parts of the Brazilian Amazon are experiencing unprecedented fires. Brazil’s National Institute for Space Research has…

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The General Secretariat of the Organization of American States and the Amazon Conservation Team Launch Partnership to Strengthen Indigenous Leaders in the Americas

June 27, 2019

(Washington, DC,) The Amazon Conservation Team (ACT) and the General Secretariat of the Organization of American States (OAS) announce a…

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ACT President & Co-Founder Receives Humanitarian Award from Harvard Extension School

May 30, 2019

Harvard Extension School has presented the 2019 “Michael Shinagel Award for Service” to Dr. Mark Plotkin of The Amazon Conservation Team.

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ACT Indigenous Fellowship Program

April 23, 2019

The Amazon Conservation Team (ACT) has established an Indigenous Fellowship Program in partnership with Colombia’s Universidad Externado to provide indigenous college students with the opportunity to better understand the functioning of international cooperation agencies, international conventions, and funding aimed at supporting the rights of indigenous communities.

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Amazon Conservation Team Reestablished in Brazil

March 11, 2019

On January 25, 2019, responding to several requests for partnership from indigenous communities in Brazil, the Amazon Conservation Team® (ACT®)…

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Securing Land Rights for Indigenous Communities in Colombia: A Methodology

January 8, 2019

Ensuring the collective survival of indigenous peoples requires guaranteeing their rights and access to traditional lands. In Colombia, indigenous peoples’…

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The River School: Indigenous Communities Learning & Working Together for the Protection of Key Ecosystems in Colombia

October 30, 2018
Winding river drone view

Throughout ACT’s more than 20 years of conservation and indigenous rights work in South America, one of the greatest challenges…

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Colombian Government Signs Decree Recognizing the Ancestral Territory of the Indigenous Communities of the Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta

August 6, 2018
Sierra Nevada Mountain View

On August 6, Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos signed a decree that recognizes the ancestral territory of the indigenous communities…

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