The Amazon Conservation Team (ACT) is dedicated to preserving South American rainforests by working with local communities to map and secure rights to their indigenous lands.
ACT values three core components that contribute to the success and longevity of the environment around us – biodiversity, culture, and health. They deploy a successful conservation model that features various methods including ethnographic mapping, sustaining development, indigenous land protection, and land management.
Omidyar Network has partnered with ACT to secure the property rights of up to 300,000 indigenous peoples in Colombia. ACT will work closely with those people and the government of Colombia to expand and constitute 31 indigenous reserves, pilot drone mapping, and help newly constituted reserves gain financial independence through improved self-governance.