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Keeping Up With The Defenders

News and notes from the forest

From Guyana’s Rainforest: Michael McGarrell

Saving Guyana's rainforest: My name is Michael McGarrell and I am of the Patamona Nation, an indigenous people of Guyana.  I come from Chenapou, which is located on the Potaro River, close to the famous Kaeituer Falls.  I work at the Amerindian People's Association as...

The Silent War Against Indigenous Communities

Last month, the Philippines government placed UN Special Rapporteur on Indigenous Peoples Victoria Tauli-Corpuz on a list of “terrorists”, along with many other indigenous rights activists.  Ironically, she was in the process of compiling a report on the...

What can $250,000 dollars do?

SAVING THE RAINFOREST   Used right, we know it can save millions of acres of rainforest. One of our donors believes this too, and has just given us a $250,000 match grant. But we need to match it, in order to fully unlock its potential.   It Can Be Done: What is the...