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The life and travels of an indigenous mapping expert

Posted on Wednesday, August 9, 2017

The Amazon Conservation Team relies on our indigenous partners to accomplish the work of protecting South America’s forests. See how the mapping of ancestral lands in collaboration with indigenous people is central to our conservation work, in our latest interactive story map.

The Heart of the Amazon Has Nearly Been Rescued

Posted on Wednesday, July 19, 2017
With the expansions of two indigenous reserves, the Chiribiquete National Park and the Predio Putumayo indigenous reserve have been connected. Together, they total 10 million hectares.

Better Protection for Chiribiquete, Northwest Amazon’s Most Important Protected Area

Posted on Thursday, July 13, 2017

On July 12, 2017, the Colombian National Land Agency approved the expansions of the Puerto Sábalo Los Monos Indigenous Reserve by 413,110 hectares and of the Monochoa Indigenous Reserve by 154,790 hectares. The twin expansions effectively connect the largest national park in the country, the Chiribiquete National Park, with the largest reserve, the Predio Putumayo Indigenous Reserve, creating a vast conservation corridor in the Amazon region linking near 10 million hectares of protected lands.

ACA and ACT launch forest monitoring initiative in Colombia

Posted on Wednesday, July 5, 2017
This report has two objectives: 1) Illustrate the major deforestation hotspots in the Colombian Amazon between 2001 and 2015 and 2) Focus in on one of the most important hotspots, located in the Caquetá department.

A Sweet Future for Southern Suriname (video)

Posted on Friday, June 2, 2017
Last year, in the rainforests of Suriname, ACT commenced a sustainable stingless beekeeping initiative with indigenous and Maroon communities. Through this project, ACT is promoting sustainable and organic honey harvesting, preserving the forest habitat of bees, strengthening traditional knowledge and enhancing alternative livelihood opportunities in remote communities.

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