We see a future where healthy tropical forests and thriving local communities exist in harmonious relationship with each other, contributing to the well-being of the planet.
The Amazon Conservation Team partners with indigenous and other local communities to protect tropical forests and strengthen traditional culture.
Responsibility, Determination, Interconnection, Trust, Humility, Knowledge, Continuity, Integrity, Equality
The knowledge and wisdom of indigenous and local peoples of the Amazon are key to saving the rainforest.
25 years ago, the Amazon Conservation Team (ACT) was founded on this reality. Since the beginning, our work has been guided by indigenous and local partners.
So much has changed over our first 25 years—including us. However, one thing will always remain the same: our belief that all conservation work must prioritize the rights and well-being of indigenous and local peoples.
Ensuring that the forest, including its biodiversity, waters, and resources, is managed and protected for long-term health.
By 2025, 15 million hectares of forest areas are effectively managed under indigenous and local community stewardship.
Strengthening cultures and increasing communities’ self-determination.
By 2025, all of the ACT-guided networks have successfully promoted the rights of marginalized groups in grassroots, local, regional, and international decision-making processes.
Enriching the lives of those we serve.
By 2025, at least 60 indigenous and local communities will have improved and ongoing access to prioritized needs, resources, and services.
Building organizational capacity & leadership to deliver coherent, coordinated, and data-driven results.
By 2025, ACT-wide capacity and growth has been optimized through enhanced strategic coherence, teamwork, and collective impact.