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Donate today to support our work with indigenous peoples–the original experts in rainforest protection. In this climate crisis, there has never been a time when the world needed them more.

The rainforests of the Americas are at a tipping point. Rainforest habitats of unique, rare species have been taken over by illegal ranchers and loggers. Deforestation is fragmenting and drying out rainforests that are already susceptible to the droughts brought on by climate change. After decades of deforestation and centuries of land theft, it’s no surprise that the rainforests sit on the brink of turning from a rich carbon sink to a costly carbon emitter.

The world’s best forest protectors are indigenous peoples. They know from centuries of experience what their particular territory needs to thrive. They constantly adjust their practices to respond to new threats, and as a result meet their community’s needs and the forest’s needs at the same time—a practice the rest of the world is slowly relearning. Recognizing indigenous peoples’ rights to their lands is a proven strategy to protect rainforests and fight climate change.

Your donation will help our support for indigenous peoples who protect their environment on their own terms. With your contribution, Rainforest Foundation US provides indigenous peoples in Central and South America with tools, resources, and funding—from legal support to training in the newest technologies—to effectively manage their rainforests against growing threats. By giving today, you support the indigenous peoples whose forest protection keeps our planet livable for all.

Working together, we can reverse climate change.

How RFUS Uses Funds

 

*Figures according to Rainforest Foundation US’s 2019 fiscal year 990 filing seen here

All online donations support Rainforest Foundation US’s work to protect the rainforests of Central and South America and will be allocated to the area of greatest need.

Donations are tax deductible to the extent allowed by law and are processed in US dollars. Rainforest Foundation is a US nonprofit, tax-exempt charitable organization (tax identification number 95-1622945) under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code.