Read the story of Diana Ríos, daughter of indigenous environmental activist Jorge Ríos Pérez, who has followed in her father’s footsteps.
Protecting rainforests in partnership with indigenous peoples since 1989
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.
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 indigneous peoples’ organizations, NGOs and leaders to build the institutions, governance structures and technical skills to advance their policy and development objectives.
The murder trial of Amazon loggers who allegedly killed four indigenous environmental activists from the village of Saweto was postponed at the last moment on Monday, April 4th.
A Panamanian governmental agency annulled the land claim of Aruza, an indigenous Wounaan village sitting on 31 square miles of primary rainforest in the Darien Gap. With the support of Rainforest Foundation US, Aruza is legally challenging the decision.
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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