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.

Ancient Myths Proven to Help Environmental Protection

by: Laura Sinpetru
Publication: softpedia.com (November 2012)

In a speech delivered at the annual meeting of the Association for Tropical Biology and Conservation in Brazil, Ashley Massey, a researcher from Oxford University, recently explained that certain cultural beliefs are in fact beneficial to the well-being of the natural world, especially when it comes to keeping some forest areas safe from harm.

Jeff Skoll's Billion-Dollar Plan To Save The World

by: Kerry A. Dolan
Publication: forbes.com (September 2012)

Four years ago Jeff Skoll arrived via small plane in the depths of the Brazilian Amazon region, just in time for the Waura people’s festival of the pique fruit, where he sipped from a bucket of its bitter, bright-yellow brew.

Isolated Indigenous Communities and the Mining Industry

by: Juan Pablo Ruiz Soto
Publication: El Espectador (August 2012)

Colombian society is wonderful and yet violent, contradictory and uneven. Every day, we are amazed by stories, events and realities that make Macondo just one of multiple fantastic realities. Within a week, many more amazing events occur here than in half a century in Sweden. One of those wonderful and amazing stories of our current society was presented to us by Roberto Franco on August 21st in the Bogotá Botanical Garden.

On the Trail of Sweet Temptation

by: Ilsabe Weinfurtner
Publication: www.merkur-online.de (June 2012)

Unterschleissheim - A five-member delegation traveled to Colombia to track the harvest of cocoa beans for their “town chocolate.” They wanted to gain knowledge on cocoa beans and fair trade. And so, they traveled on an adventure. The five-member Unterschleißheim delegation has experienced a lot during their visit to southern Colombia, near the Alto Fragua Indi Wasi National Park.

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