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THE STORY:

Since 1996, the Amazon Conservation Team (ACT) has partnered with more than 30 indigenous tribes, outfitting them with the tools and knowledge to monitor, sustain and protect their ancestral rainforests.

Our experience prepared us for one of our biggest challenges to date: defending the rights of uncontacted peoples—and their forests—in the northwest Amazon. 

In July, seven members of an isolated tribe emerged from the rainforest and made peaceful contact with villagers near the Peru-Brazil border, seeking help. Through the use of translators who spoke a related language, the Indians described violent attacks on their communities—elders were massacred and their longhouses were set on fire. The most likely culprits: illegal loggers and cocaine traffickers. 

Many uncontacted peoples in the western Amazon face similar threats: not only are they witnessing increased incursions into their territories, but even peaceful encounters can introduce diseases against which they have no natural immunity.

Through ACT’s innovative efforts, we are working with local scientists, contacted tribes and government officials to protect these cultures and their rainforests, all while avoiding contact.

Through overflights, ACT established the location of some of these communities, and also assisted the Colombian government with essential information so that it could pass legislation prohibiting mining, logging and other destructive activities in this territory. In addition, ACT partnered with the Colombian National Park Service and local indigenous communities to create an indigenous park guard program to monitor and protect the land. Through these actions, ACT gives a voice and protection to people who otherwise have no way to defend their rights.

By donating to ACT, you partner with us and enable us to carry out this important work, as well as our other initiatives in northern South America. Thanks for being part of the team!

Thank You Gifts

  • Please follow our celebrity representatives Jeff Bridges, Julian Lennon, Susan Sarandon and Tico Torres on Facebook and Twitter. They will post about some special opportunities.
  • For the first new donor who gives $10,000, ACT's President Dr. Mark Plotkin will speak at the gathering of the donor's choice (only available for people in the lower 48).

$75,315

MONEY RAISED
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  • TONE OF ARC

    $20

  • Benjamin Vallery

    $100

  • Barbara Raizen

    $75

  • Anonymous

    $20

  • Anonymous

    $10

  • Chuck Lapeyre

    $1,000

  • Val Kline

     

  • Connor and Shannon O'Brien

    $100

  • Dr. Frances T. Borella

    $250

  • Anonymous

    $1,000

  • Bernard Aronson

    $10,000

  • Dollar Per Month Charitable Foundation

     

  • Wayne Sexton

    $50

  • First Down Sports Bar & Grill

    $500

  • Anonymous

    $338

  • Simon Manthey

    $10

  • Bernard Aronson

    $3,000

  • Joshua Strauss

     

  • Robert Boykin

    $8,000

  • Dan Liberthson

    $250

  • William Cameron

    $1,000

  • Earl's of Ballston

    $250

  • Anonymous

    $500

  • Maxfield

    $1,000

  • Wesley Stevens

    $500

  • The Wrobel Family

    $100

  • Anonymous

    $10

  • Susan Bennett

    $100

  • Anonymous

    $1,000

  • Bill and Jane Hoffman

    $50

  • BG Consulting

    $100

  • Mike Espenshade

    $23

  • Anoop Dhakad

     

  • Calabs

    $50

  • Mark Rhino Smith

    $25

  • Anonymous

    $100

  • jnix

    $250

  • Raiser-Perlin

    $250

  • lucy reeves wrubel

    $50

  • Suzan Arce

    $25

  • Anonymous

     

  • Kelly Hu

    $100

  • Anonymous

    $50

  • David Deillon

    $50

  • tobias trost

     

  • kerry benjamin

     

  • Karen Schaufeld

    $10,000

  • Robert Galli

    $50

  • Lisa Fuson and Mary Anne Gray

    $75

  • Dana Michelle Gillespie

     

  • Tom Hayden

    $100

  • Fernando Chien

    $50

  • John J. Concado

    $10

  • Susan Boyajian

     

  • Veronica Milagros

     

  • Ellen Dubin

    $20

  • Grady Harmon

    $100

  • Fuschia!

     

  • Adam J Harrington

    $50

  • John Patrick Armstrong

    $100

  • Anastasia Phillips

    $25

  • James DuMont

     

  • William Knight

    $10

  • Andy Lerner

     

  • Vic "Bonekrusher" Chao

     

  • Tonantzin Carmelo

     

  • Jane Jacobs

     

  • Sean Ryal

    $20

  • Troy Evans

    $25

  • Lynnanne Zager

    $100

  • michael edwin

    $50

  • Rachael MacFarlane

    $100

  • Amy Gross

    $100

  • Mischa

    $25

  • Michael Berger

    $50

  • Anonymous

    $10

  • Georgette Perna

    $25

  • Bryan S

    $50

  • Larry Brandenburg

    $50

  • Wendee Lee

    $50

  • Bill Rohlfing

     

  • Jack Plotnick

    $40

  • Lucinda Clare

    $40

  • Christine Dunford

    $25

  • Nancy Sullivan

     

  • michael and tania chandler

     

  • Maggie Baird and Patrick O'Connell

     

  • Yvette Nicole Brown

     

  • Janellen Steininger

     

  • DMichie

    $50

  • Dina Sherman

    $25

  • Jamieson Price

    $25

  • nina blackwood

     

  • Sim

    $25

  • Beth Grant

     

  • Tracy Ifeachor

     

  • Dave Berges

    $50

  • Justin Beere

    $25

  • Dale Dickey

     

  • Giselle Achecar

    $50

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The Team: $75,315 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

Fundraiser Title

Mark Plotkin

Amount Raised

$24,702

Fundraiser Title

Liliana Madrigal

Amount Raised

$14,295

Fundraiser Title

Karen Schaufeld

Amount Raised

$10,000

Fundraiser Title

Wesley Stevens

Amount Raised

$4,468

Fundraiser Title

Michael Band

Amount Raised

$3,075

Fundraiser Title

Julian Lennon

Amount Raised

$2,615

Fundraiser Title

Jeff Bridges

Amount Raised

$2,419

Fundraiser Title

Megan Morrison

Amount Raised

$1,875

Donor Comments

Giselle Achecar

Giselle Achecar

DONATION: $50

Go Wes Go! 4 years ago

Dale Dickey

Dale Dickey

4 years ago

Justin Beere

Justin Beere

DONATION: $25

4 years ago

Dave Berges

Dave Berges

DONATION: $50

Happy to give to this most worthy cause! 4 years ago

Tracy Ifeachor

Tracy Ifeachor

4 years ago

Beth Grant

Beth Grant

Good luck, Wes. Thanks for caring about the planet and us! 4 years ago

Sim

Sim

DONATION: $25

4 years ago

nina blackwood

nina blackwood

4 years ago

Jamieson Price

Jamieson Price

DONATION: $25

4 years ago

Dina Sherman

Dina Sherman

DONATION: $25

4 years ago