ACT Suriname: Highlights from 2014

This video, created by ACT Suriname, highlights our efforts in the northeastern Amazon--including our work with indigenous park guards, ethnographic mapping, ethnoeducation and sustainable livelihood projects.

ACT Field Notes

by: Steven Leeflang

Kwamalasamutu awakens. The first sunrays break through the clouds and light on thatched roofs in the tiny Surinamese rainforest village. A few residents are already on their way to wash themselves in the river. Mist still hangs in the air.

by: Steven Leeflang

On February 11, 2015, the shaman Korotai Puumona escorted sixth-grade students from the public school in Kwamalasamutu into Suriname’s deep rainforest interior.

by: Steven Leeflang

March 27, 2015: By the final day of the Children’s Book Festival in Paramaribo, approximately 900 students had made virtual journeys to Suriname’s deep rainforest interior with ACT.

ACT in the Press

by: Alison Gilbert
Publication: skollfoundation.org

In a beautiful new 2-minute film, ethnobotanist and Amazon Conservation Team co-founder Mark Plotkin explains the interconnectivity between many of today’s greatest global challenges and the Amazon rainforest.

by: Global Forest Watch
Publication: Global Forest Watch

Rudo Kemper, ACT's GIS & Web Development Coordinator, was featured as User of the Week on the Global Forest Watch website. Click to read the article and learn about our cartography and participatory mapping work in Suriname!

by: Roger L. Martin & Sally R. Osberg
Publication: Harvard Business Review

The Amazon Conservation Team is mentioned in this Harvard Business Review article "Two Keys to Sustainable Social Enterprise" by The Skoll Foundation President & CEO Sally Osberg and strategy guru Roger Martin.