Protecting rainforests in partnership with indigenous peoples since 1989

Rights

Diana Ríos, daughter of slain indigenous rights activist Jorge Ríos, in traditional red face paint

We support indigenous leaders to secure and assert their rights at local, national and international levels and foster networks, alliances, and platforms that strengthen their voice.

Lands

The circular communal building of the Watoriki Yanomami community in the middle of the Amazon rainforest in Roraima, Brazil

We partner with indigenous communities to obtain legal rights to customary lands and to protect them from deforestation through technical training, legal and negotiation support, and advocacy.

Leadership

Indigenous community members convene for a village meeting

We work with indigneous peoples’ organizations, NGOs and leaders to build the institutions, governance structures and technical skills to advance their policy and development objectives.

COVID-19 in Indigenous Communities

Rainforest Foundation US is working around the clock to provide indigenous communities with a range of assistance to manage the COVID-19 crisis, including information and communication, humanitarian support, medical supplies, and economic opportunities.

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Rainforest Foundation US is tackling the major challenges of our day: deforestation, the climate crisis, and human rights violations. Your donation moves us one step closer to creating a more sustainable and just future.

Daniela supports the overall administration and financial and operational management of Rainforest Foundation US’s work in Peru, with a recent focus on supporting the program’s COVID-19 response. Prior to joining Rainforest Foundation, Daniela was a supervisor at the Casa Andina hotel network in Peru, providing staff and management oversight of large teams. She holds a Master’s in Business Management from the Universidad San Martin De Porres. She is a native Spanish language speaker and is proficient in English.