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.

Living Planet: Apps not arms

by: James Perla
Publication: Living Planet (August 2016)

Despite conservation efforts, swathes of Brazil's Amazon forest are still lost to deforestation. Small-scale illegal logging can be difficult to monitor, even with satellite-imaging technology. Now, one indigenous tribe is looking to GPS mapping on smartphones to protect their forest.

Colombia, Brasil y Perú: Una mirada al estado de los pueblos indígenas en aislamiento

by: Milton López Tarabochia
Publication: Mongabay (July 2016)
Es un hecho que existen y son miles, no se les ve porque viven en los lugares más recónditos de la Amazonía. Se trata de los pueblos indígenas en aislamiento voluntario y contacto inicial (PIACI), una población numerosa que por haber permanecido durante mucho tiempo fuera del contacto con la cultura occidental, trae consigo una serie de desafíos porque su avistamiento es cada vez más común.

Cuando la música fluye

by: Juan Carlos Piedrahíta B.
Publication: El Espectador (June 2016)
“3 mil RÍOS: Voces en la Selva”, una creación del compositor Víctor Gama inspirada en el texto “Cariba Malo” de Roberto Franco, es una ópera multimedia cantada a través de las historias de personas que habitan los bosques tropicales de la Amazonia colombiana y brasileña, la costa Pacífica y las montañas de los Andes.

Tico Torres, an ACT Board Member: "Change Begins with the Children"

by: Charles Chang
Publication: De Ware Tijd (April 2016)
Late last month, the Amazon Conservation Team organized a trip to Kwamalasamutu in Suriname for friends of the environmental organization. This was carried out as part of its twentieth anniversary in Suriname. Among the group of visitors from the US was a world-famous artist, Tico Torres, drummer for the legendary rock band Bon Jovi.

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