Let There Be Light: ACT and Barefoot College partner to bring solar energy to indigenous villages in Suriname
Amazon Conservation Team Presented with the Seeing a Better World Award
ACT Raises $35,000 for The Trio Indian Shaman’s Encyclopedia
In May 2015, ACT President Dr. Mark Plotkin asked our supporters to donate to a unique project in honor of his 60th birthday.
The project—to create the Trio Indian Shaman’s Encyclopedia—is the capstone on the work Mark began with the Trio people more than 30 years ago and will serve as a guide for tribal peoples throughout the Amazon seeking to protect oral shamanic knowledge.
Actor and Environmentalist Ed Begley, Jr. joins ACT Advisory Board
The Amazon Conservation Team welcomes actor and environmentalist Ed Begley, Jr. to its Advisory Board.
Though still widely beloved for his role in the television series St. Elsewhere, he has appeared in hundreds of films, television shows, and stage performances. And so committed is he to the conservation cause that he has been called "the conscience of the environmental movement."
A New Partnership in Suriname
In the remote forests of Suriname, ACT is collaborating with students from the University of Utrecht (The Netherlands), the Anton de Kom University (Suriname) and Suriname’s Institute for Natural resources to protect biodiversity in Trio and Wayana lands. Through this partnership, both students and ACT’s Indigenous Park Guards (IPGs) will gain important skills.