ACT News

ACT and the Museum of the Caribbean Organize "Week of the Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta"

Posted on Thursday, December 1, 2016

From November 24 to December 1, 2016 the Week of the Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta took place in the Museum of the Caribbean in Barranquilla, Colombia. The event was organized by The Amazon Conservation Team, in collaboration with the Ministry of Culture and the Caribbean Cultural Park, to raise awareness on the importance of this unique ecosystem and the rights of its indigenous peoples.

Mark Plotkin: Maps, Magic and Medicine in the Rainforest | Bioneers 2016

Posted on Wednesday, November 30, 2016
ACT President Mark Plotkin depicts ACT's work partnering with over 30 South American tribes, including the Kogi, to map, manage and protect over 70 million acres of ancestral forests. He describes collaboration with elder healers to develop and implement successful "Shamans and Apprentices" programs to transmit sacred healing information down through generations within the tribes themselves.

Lisa Ling Joins ACT

Posted on Tuesday, November 29, 2016

The Amazon Conservation Team names journalist and environmentalist Lisa Ling as celebrity ambassador for protecting the Amazon

Words from President Juan Manuel Santos at the launch event in Colombia of the "Amazonian Travels of Richard Evans Schultes"

Posted on Friday, November 11, 2016

Words from Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos, delivered by Luis Gilberto Murillo, Minister of the Environment and Sustainable Development, at a launch event for "The Amazonian Travels of Richard Evans Schultes", hosted by Banco de la Republica in Bogotá on November 10, 2016.

I want to send a very special greeting to Dr. Mark Plotkin and Liliana Madrigal, founders of the Amazon Conservation Team.

Illustrated Learning in Apetina, Suriname

Posted on Tuesday, October 25, 2016
In September and October 2016, The Amazon Conservation Team (ACT) enabled the indigenous community of the rainforest village of Apetina to create six educational murals on the back walls of their local elementary school. Through these murals, ACT seeks to encourage additional local students to complete their village schooling.