ACT News

by: Rhett A. Butler
Publication: mongabay.com
"Roberto Franco, a political scientist who worked with the Amazon Conservation Team-Colombia, died when the Piper PA-31 Navajo crashed after takeoff from Araracuara in the department of Caquetá. Daniel Matapi, an indigenous leader, also perished."
Mama Margarita, a Kamentsa medicine woman, holds the leaves of a frailejón plant that she uses to treat fever and migraines. Photo credit: Monika Wnuk
by: Megan Taylor Morrison (ACT) & Monika Wnuk
Publication: huffingtonpost.com
"In Sibundoy, the ancestral territory of the Kamentsa and Inga indigenous people, both the elders and lands that sustain traditional knowledge are disappearing. To keep pace with climate change, globalization and the region's mining development, local groups are banding together to record this information before it disappears."
by: Diana Milena Cabezas
Publication: ElLider.com.c0
"Indigenous representatives of the Caquetá department are participating in the Congress of Indigenous Communities, an activity that is part of a project to strengthen the indigenous organizations of Caquetá, executed by the NGO Amazon Conservation Team (ACT)."