ACT in the Press

Are you ready to delve into ACT's work across northern South America? In the stories below, you'll learn more about our projects, as well as meet some of our key partners, including indigenous leaders. Written by journalists at prominent publications, ACT staff or friends of our organization, these articles provide a glimpse into our myriad programs.

Honduras pledges forest protection after discovery of ancient site

by: Jeremy Hance
Publication: mongabay.com (March 2015)

Earlier this month, National Geographic made big news: the discovery of what it called a "lost city" below the thick jungles of Honduras. While the coverage has led to scientists crying sensationalism, it also resulted this week in a commitment of protection by the Honduras President, Juan Orlando Hernández, for a long-neglected portion of the country.

Dr. Mark Plotkin Goes In Search of Lost Cultures

by: Douglas Preston
Publication: National Geographic (March 2015)

Mark Plotkin (ACT) accompanied a team of scientists and filmmakers led by Steve Elkins and Bill Benenson to a remote portion of the Honduran rainforest believed to harbor the ruins of an ancient city. The team found several archaeological sites of great promise. Since the expedition, the president of Honduras has issued a declaration protecting the area.

A Healer's Last Journey

by: Megan Taylor Morrison (ACT) & Monika Wnuk
Publication: Huffington Post (August 2014)

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.

Congress of Communities Convenes Indigenous Representatives of Caquetá

by: Diana Milena Cabezas
Publication: El Lider (June 2014)

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).

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