ACT Field Notes

Welcome to the Amazon Conservation Team "field notes" blog! Stay up to date with the latest field activities below.

Posted on Tuesday, March 29, 2016
In September 2015, Anna Nantawi and Ketoera Aparaka, two Trio indigenous women from Suriname’s remote rainforest interior, departed for Rajasthan, India to begin a six-month solar power installation training course to benefit their community. On March 15, 2016, the women finally returned to Suriname.
Posted on Sunday, March 27, 2016
Over five days in late January 2016, for ten villages along Suriname's upper Saramacca River populated by the nation’s Matawai Maroon community, the Avittiemauw Foundation and ACT led a workshop to enable the Matawai communities to continue their visualization of desired activities toward the proper development of their area.
Posted on Monday, March 14, 2016

ACT has launched a pilot project that provides older students with tablets so that they may gather and share audiovisual materials to expand their understanding of coursework. A special thanks to the students of Apetina for sharing the following festive video, the first produced with their new tools.

Posted on Wednesday, January 27, 2016
Representatives of indigenous and campesino communities from the Colombian Amazon, with support from ACT staff, participated last year in shared learning activities related to the sustainable management and use of native timber trees.
Posted on Wednesday, January 27, 2016
With support from ACT, members of the Curare – Los Ingleses indigenous reserve participated in their second mapping/GPS training workshop, in order to strengthen the community’s conservation monitoring program that seeks to protect their territory and that of indigenous isolated peoples.

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