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.

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.

An Interactive Map of a Midcentury Botanist’s Amazonian Trips

by: Allison Meier
Publication: Hyperallergic (April 2016)

You can delve into Schultes’s immersion in ritual and medicinal plants through the newly launched Amazonian Travels of Richard Evans Schultes, from the nonprofit Amazon Conservation Team (ACT), itself dedicated to working with indigenous people in the Amazon on ecological issues.

El mapa interactivo que muestra los viajes de Schultes por el Amazonas

by: Sara Kapkin Sierra
Publication: VICE Colombia (April 2016)

El Amazonas del que conoció durante un recorrido mítico Richard Evans Schultes está a un click de distancia: uno podrá internarse en la selva, conocer tribus indígenas, sus conocimientos, aventuras a lo largo del río y la selva. Plantas alucinógenas y medicinales.

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.

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