Of great interest to me is ACT's current work with isolated indigenous groups, particularly the Colombian Government's commitment to expand the borders of a national park (inhabited by such "uncontacted" tribes) to larger than the size of the state of Massachusetts.
Long-term progress in rainforest conservation requires cooperative partnerships based on mutual trust, and I support ACT as a Board Member because ACT honors and values the cultures of these communities.
ACT + remote rainforest inhabitants = not only Conservation, but our pre-urban history: surprising, marvelous, important.
Partnering with indigenous people of the rainforest to protect their lands is very efficient means of conservation. Great idea, wonderfully executed.
As an intense and highly innovative organization with powerful impact, ACT partners with the people who live in (and around) the rainforest to map, manage and protect the Amazon area, conserve its biodiversity and strengthen its peoples and their traditional cultures. Donor contributions go directly to the programs, which benefit environmental conservation and climate control, medicine, health & wellness, women's, educational and cultural issues.
Both small and large donations have an immediate and meaningful impact on a global scale and on individual people's lives. You can contribute to one issue or a multitude of global issues at once!
For centuries, the indigenous people of the rainforest have lived sustainably with their environment. ACT helps them preserve and continue to pass down their traditional ways, and encourages the preservation of the rainforest. By mapping the rainforest, ACT helps the tribes defend their territory, a very unique approach.
An exceptionally lean non-profit organization, ACT packs a powerful punch in rainforest conservation empowering indigenous partners to ensure legal protection for their territories and rainforest ecosystems. I highly recommend investing both time and resources in ACT.
As a board member for the last 7 years, I only have praise for the work that Amazon Conservation Team has been able to accomplish during the past 17 years. Its mission is to partner with and empower marginalized forest people in South America. ACT’s unique ability to help these indigenous people protect their rainforests, culture, ecological knowledge, and healing genius is recognized worldwide.
ACT is committed to protecting vulnerable groups and to guarantee their right to isolation in the Amazon’s most remote and intact forests. Our strategy (including on-the-ground monitoring alongside local tribes, satellite forest imaging and mapping, and research) focuses on protecting these rainforests against intruders. The more I learn of ACT's great work the more I want to make sure that this organization is sustained and has the infrastructure to grow and affect even more tribal peoples in the Amazon.
The Amazon Conservation team does stellar work for a great cause. Truly admirable that they are able to work alongside the indigenous communities to find effective means to conserve the Amazon's precious beauty and resources. To my knowledge, no other organization does this and instead merely pours funding into to minimally planned projects (of course, with the best intentions).
Time and again, the Amazon Conservation Team has shown dedication to conservation not only because of its practical applications and implications, but because they truly believe that everyone bears responsibility for the well-being of the natural world. The team works on the ground and partners directly with the indigenous tribes to accomplish so much with a lean, effective, proven methodology, and it continues to establish unprecedented milestones for the preservation of the world's largest rainforest.
In their words, "the Amazon Conservation Team seeks to steadily increase the number of indigenous peoples in Amazonia able to monitor, sustainably manage, and protect their traditional forestlands." In my experience, the team's commitment to and passion for their mission is second to none. Check them out and get involved at http://www.amazonteam.org/.
One of the few organizations able to really work with local people to achieve outcomes good for people and the planet. A big lesson to the big NGOs about size - its not only how you use it but actually bigger is more likely to hurt!
The team at Amazon Conservation is AWESOME, with a very powerful mission and clear approach to save the rainforest, and the people currently living in the Amazon.
the creative energy and hard work makes the the difference with this group ...and I hope to they continue with a great success! Joe Barnes
A truly first-class organization with defined goals, a clear strategy to achieving these goals, a staff that far exceeds even the highest of expectations, and a cause that is vitally important to the world's children and future. Anyone involved with environmental causes should consider this great organization.
Amazon conservation is important work and Amazon Conservation Team does good work. Providing economic empowerment and education is key and they have active programs. They are a great organization with great people. I would donate again and feel that my donation made an impact.