Gustavo Sanchez, President of the Mexican Network of Forest Peasant Organizations, presents at COP27: Realizing the Pledge event. Image credit:
Rainforest Foundation US protects rainforests in partnership with indigenous peoples since 1989
Rainforest Foundation US supports indigenous peoples at the frontlines of forest protection to secure and assert their rights at local, national, and international levels and foster networks, alliances, and platforms that strengthen their voices.
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.
We work with indigenous peoples’ organizations, NGOs and leaders to build the institutions, governance structures and technical skills to advance their policy and development objectives.
In this newsletter you can read about our partners at the Global Alliance of Territorial Communities (GATC)—the largest indigenous rights’ alliance in the world. Also meet our Director of Strategic Impact, and learn about our program in Guyana.
Team members from Rainforest Foundation US (RFUS) helped convene a meeting of the Global Alliance of Territorial Communities (GATC)—the world’s largest indigenous peoples’ coalition— in Geneva, Switzerland.
Rainforests absorb and store more carbon dioxide than all other types of forests, making rainforest protection one of the most effective solutions to climate change. Support indigenous peoples on the frontlines of rainforest protection.
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