News Feed: Newsletters


July 2023 Newsletter

As summer heats up, we are experiencing the undeniable effects of the climate crisis. The southern US is trapped in a record-breaking heatwave, and our offices in Brooklyn were shrouded for weeks in smoke from the Canadian wildfires. Many of us in North America felt these effects acutely, because they directly impacted us. But this is only a small taste of what our partners in South America have to live with—every year.

Trees against a cloudy sky

April 2023 Newsletter

In this newsletter, you will learn about why our work—protecting rainforest in partnership with Indigenous peoples—is crucial in combating climate change, as highlighted by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC). Additionally, we provide updates about our work in Guyana, Brazil, and Panama.


2022 A Year In Review

As the year comes to a close we’re looking back at all of the amazing things we’ve accomplished in 2022, together! Check out our Year in Review.


October 2022 Newsletter

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.


August 2022 Newsletter

In this newsletter you can read about the expansion of our Rainforest Alert forest patrolling program, including payments for communities involved that are used for collective benefits. Also meet our Senior Geographer, and learn about the Justice for Saweto campaign.

Valley of Kaieteur Falls, Guyana

November 2021 Newsletter

In this newsletter you’ll read about our work in Guyana with indigenous peoples’ territorial rights and the climate crisis; glimpse a map of indigenous peoples’ carbon holdings to understand how much is at stake; and learn about Rainforest Foundation US’s ambitious plan to combat climate change in the years ahead.


July 2021 Newsletter

In this edition of our newsletter you’ll learn about the peer-reviewed study backing our community-based forest monitoring program; get an intimate look at the indigenous patrollers who are personally responsible for defending the forest; and learn about a recent delegation of indigenous leaders advocating for direct climate financing to indigenous communities.

Michael McGarrell at the mouth of Kaieteur Falls

April 2021 Newsletter

In this newsletter you will read
how your support is having a direct impact on the ground with our partners in Panama, Guyana, Peru, and Brazil.

Sign up today!

Get updates on our recent work and victories, stories from our Indigenous partners, and learn how you can get involved.

Didier Devers
Chief of Party – USAID Guatemala

Didier has been coordinating the USAID-funded B’atz project since joining Rainforest Foundation US in April 2022. He holds a Master’s in Applied Anthropology and a Bachelor’s in Geography. Before joining the organization, Didier worked for 12 years in Central and South America on issues of transparency, legality, governance, and managing stakeholders’ processes in the environmental sector. Prior to that he worked on similar issues in Central Africa. He speaks French, Spanish, and English, and is based in Guatemala.