ACT News

ACT Pilots Open Data Kit (ODK) to Enable Indigenous Partners to Seamlessly Collect Field Data in Their Native Language

Posted on Wednesday, March 16, 2016
ACT is undertaking a significant upgrade to our field data collection efforts—and that of our community partners—by introducing Open Data Kit (ODK) smartphone and tablet data collection forms.

Ongoing ACT Support for Suriname’s Green Education Chest Initiative

Posted on Tuesday, February 16, 2016

From January 16 to 18, 2016, ACT contributed to a capacity building workshop for local teachers centering on the nation’s Green Education Chest initiative.

The Amazon Conservation Team is proud to celebrate its 20th anniversary

Posted on Friday, February 5, 2016

ACT and the Matawai Maroon Community Formalize Partnership

Posted on Friday, February 5, 2016
On February 5, 2016, during a meeting at the Amazon Conservation Team (ACT)-Suriname Office, the granman (chieftain) of Suriname’s Matawai Maroon community, Leslie Valentijn, signed an official memorandum of understanding of collaboration with ACT

Forging New Paths with the Matawai

Posted on Monday, February 1, 2016

In September, ACT-Suriname staff visited the Matawai territory for a second time this year, to validate the maps that were produced on the basis of data collected during fieldwork in February and March. The team also went on a three day expedition to chart out a path to nearby Ebba Top mountain.

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