Past and ongoing colonization has stolen and damaged indigenous lands. For Amazonian peoples, their territory is fundamental to physical well-being, cultural identity, and ancestral knowledge. Land grabbing and the expansion of destructive industries (such as logging, ranching, industrial agriculture, gold mining, and development projects) threaten the physical permanence and very survival of indigenous peoples. Helping our partner communities take back their territory is ACT’s central priority — a fight we call territorial justice. Territorial justice ensures that indigenous peoples not only have access to their land, but also guaranteed stewardship and decision-making over it — which consistently results in high rates of forest cover, biodiversity, and carbon sequestration. Territorial justice is not just a fight for the future of indigenous peoples, but for the well-being of the planet and our shared fate.
By the Numbers
0Acres of new indigenous reserve land for 14 indigenous ethnic groups. That’s approximately the size of Yellowstone national park. This represents 14 reserve expansions, and 26 reserve creations, directly benefitting 63,000 indigenous peoples.
0ACRES OF PRIVATELY-HELD LAND AND RETURNED IT TO THE RIGHTFUL INDIGENOUS ETHNIC GROUP
0ACRES OF FORMALLY PROTECTED AREAS, SUCH AS
INDIGENOUS CO-MANAGED NATURAL PARKS