Ticuna fishermen early morning on the Amazon River. IMAGE CREDIT: Mauricio Velez-Dominguez Increased funding for forest communities can transform global
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 indigenous peoples’ organizations, NGOs and leaders to build the institutions, governance structures and technical skills to advance their policy and development objectives.
As our rainforest protection program scales up throughout the region, a chance for exponential gains.
Guyana’s indigenous peoples are pushing for revisions to the Amerindian Act, the federal law that outlines their rights. Proposed changes include the right to collective territory, and upholding indigenous groups’ land titling to fight extractive industries.
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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