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Amazon Conservation Team

Mark Plotkin co-founded the Amazon Conservation Team (ACT) in 1995. In partnership with both the Brazilian government and Amazon Indian tribes, they have mapped 27.5 million acres in the eastern Amazon and are working to establish a mapping and conservation center to train Indians throughout South America. For more information, read Mark Plotkin’s Medicine Quest and Tales of a Shaman's Apprentice: An Ethnobotanist Searches for New Medicines in the Amazon Rain Forest. ACT NOW: Save the rainforests, its indigenous people, and their healing wisdom.


Amazon Conservation Team

4211 N. Fairfax Drive

Arlington, VA 22203