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.

Announcing the 2016 Recipients of the Global Forest Watch Small Grants Fund

by: Liz Cole and Jessica Webb
Publication: Global Forest Watch (April 2016)

Global Forest Watch is proud to introduce this year’s 11 Small Grants Fund recipients. These organizations will join the distinguished cadre of 25 past grantees in using Global Forest Watch tools, data and knowledge to improve forest management, transparency and accountability around the world.

Participatory Mapping in the Mobile Age

by: Nathan Hahn
Publication: Mongabay (April 2016)

Open Data Kit helps the indigenous Kogi people map their land to empower stewardship of ancestral and ecologically important spaces in Colombia

Traditional medicine clinics will be modernized

by: Fariel Menso
Publication: De Ware Tijd (March 2016)

On Monday, the Amazon Conservation Team (ACT) has given the start sign for modernizing the traditional medicine clinics in the indigenous villages of Apetina and Tepu in the District Sipaliwini in the South of Suriname.

Amazon Tribes Use Mapping Technologies to Empower Cultural Stewardship of Ancestral Lands

by: Mireya Mayor, Ph.D.
Publication: National Geographic (March 2016)

ACT is undertaking a significant upgrade to our field data collection efforts—and that of our community partners—by introducing Open Data Kit (ODK) smartphone and tablet data collection forms.

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