ACT News

Honoring a Leading Commitment to Conservation in Concert with Indigenous Peoples

Posted on Wednesday, September 27, 2017

On September 21, 2017, in the company of indigenous leaders and ACT staff, Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos was honored at the National Geographic Society for his special leadership in environmental conservation and his commitment to the preservation of biodiversity.

Monitoring the Colombian Amazon with Radar

Posted on Tuesday, August 22, 2017

In order to provide a baseline for the observation and study of the Colombian Amazon, particularly with regard to water and deforestation monitoring, ACT and the Dutch research unit SarVision have created a groundbreaking vegetation structure map of the Colombian Amazon.

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.

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