The Amazon Conservation Team® (ACT®) founded in 1996, is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization dedicated to preserving South American rainforests and strengthening indigenous and local communities. ACT’s vision is 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. Since its origins…More, ACT has recognized that lasting change requires a long-term, on-the-ground commitment. Over the course of 20 years, ACT has been privileged to work with over 50 indigenous groups. Currently, ACT focuses the majority of its efforts in the northeast Amazon (particularly Suriname), the northwest Amazon (primarily Colombia), and the southeast Amazon (mainly Brazil) where they have a long history and excellent relationships with both the governments and local communities. Across its existence and manifold projects yielding a wealth of powerful achievements, ACT has maintained true to its mission and committed to maintaining a cost-effective operation.