Reflections from the Rainforest Foundation US team and initial steps we are taking to address the potential impact of this virus on indigenous communities
Rainforest Foundation US Senior Geographer, Cameron Ellis, shares an overview of the major victories of Rainforest Foundation US in 2019.
With the discovery of a massive offshore oil field, Guyana is on the cusp of a major oil boom. Will Guyana avoid the “resource curse?”
The government of Guyana has an international commitment to conserving an additional 2 million hectares of forest. Formally recognizing indigenous collective lands could be the solution.
Michael McGarrell, an indigenous youth and partner to Rainforest Foundation US, talks about his work as a territorial mapper and the importance of learning from your elders.
Far from Georgetown or other large settlements, the villages’ lands had been largely untouched by outside forces. Yet the geographical remoteness which had previously sheltered these communities is ending as new infrastructure makes it easier to access this region, putting its native populations in danger.
RFUS’s partners, the Wapichan communities in Guyana, have joined together to create a website and mapping portal that shares their story, culture, and vision.