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.

Vrouwen zullen zonne-energiesysteem Tepu beheren

by: Fariel Menso
Publication: De Ware Tijd (September 2015)

PARAMARIBO - Dorpelingen van het inheemsendorp Pelulu Tepu leven al ruim vijftien jaar zonder energie. De lichtmotor is buiten gebruik door problemen met de aanvoer van brandstof. De 51-jarige Ana Nantawi en de 44-jarige Ketura Aparaka willen de situatie veranderen.

A mitigar el cambio climático

by: La Nación
Publication: La Nación (September 2015)

Según el Ideam, en el 2014 el departamento del Caquetá concentró el 24.7% de la deforestación total del país, es decir unas 29.870 hectáreas en zonas clave para la biodiversidad.Paisajes Conectados en Caquetá, proyecto liderado por el Fondo Acción en alianza con Amazon Conservation Team (ACT) y la Gobernación del Caquetá.

Colombia's Yunguillo Indigenous Reserve gets big expansion

by: Apoorva Joshi
Publication: Mongabay (July 2015)

A landmark achievement was celebrated in southwest Colombia in May when the Colombian Institute for Rural Development approved the expansion of the Inga people’s Yunguillo Indigenous Reserve. ACT helped facilitate the expansion along with the Inga community, INCODER, and regional indigenous organizations.

“It’s All the Same Thing”: Mark Plotkin on Preserving the Amazon

by: Alison Gilbert
Publication: skollfoundation.org (June 2015)

In a beautiful new 2-minute film, ethnobotanist and Amazon Conservation Team co-founder Mark Plotkin explains the interconnectivity between many of today’s greatest global challenges and the Amazon rainforest.

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