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Tropical forests absorb 1.4 billion metric tons of carbon dioxide from the atmosphere each year—and lands held by indigenous peoples absorb approximately 25% of that!

Deforestation is accelerating in most of the world, and most of this destruction is in the Amazon rainforest, the most biodiverse terrestrial ecosystem on Earth.

Indigenous peoples are the best protectors of their forests—forests our whole planet depends upon to maintain ecological balance.

While there is much to grieve, there is also so much to be grateful for. With your help, we’re standing up for indigenous people’s lands and against deforestation so that future generations can live in a healthy and balanced ecosystem.

We honor the Earth on Earth Day and every day.

Didier Devers
Chief of Party – USAID Guatemala
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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.