A digital map of the heart of the Amazon
by: Mateo Guerrero Guerrero
Publication: El Espectador (January 2017)
The Amazon Conservation Team produced a virtual tour documenting the legacy and journeys of the biologist Richard Evans Schultes in Colombia. The project celebrates the 20th anniversary of the organization.
Interactively Tracking Stolen Land in the Name of Oil
by: Rick Kearns
Publication: Indian Country Today (January 2017)
Kichwa activists in Ecuador have a new tool for showing the oil-related theft of their territory: an interactive digital story map
with details of how the land has been stolen — sold mostly to oil companies— and is still dangerous because of leftover explosives.
El pueblo Kichwa, Sarayaku y el Estado ecuatoriano: Mapeando realidades, cambiando percepciones
by: Alex McAnarney
Publication: El Pais (December 2016)
Gracias a la utilización de mapas disponibles aquí—, la Corte IDH pudo ver con claridad el impacto provocado por la actitud pasiva del Estado a la hora de retirar la pentolita, como la sentencia así indica, y las nuevas concesiones que afectarán a Sarayaku.
Biodiversity training of indigenous communities completed in Suriname
Publication: De Ware Tijd (December 2016)
Over the past two years, 25 “Amazon Conservation Rangers” of the Trio and Wayana indigenous communities of Suriname have been trained in sustainable management of the forest as a natural resource; the training has been conducted by the Amazon Conservation Team (ACT) with partners.