Guardians of the Rainforest: Meet the Mighty Protectors!

There are more types of plants and animals living in the Amazon rainforest than anywhere else on the planet! Do you know who else lives there too? And why it’s important to all of us to keep the rainforests healthy? Learn all this and how Rainforest Foundation US is supporting the people that live in the rainforest to protect it.

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Supplied with Tech, Indigenous Forest Monitors Curb Deforestation

A recent study, co-authored by Global Forest Watch and Rainforest Foundation US, demonstrates that providing technology to Indigenous communities can effectively reduce deforestation. Dive into the findings that could reshape our approach to rainforest protection.

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10 Things You Can Do To Protect The Rainforest

What can you do to protect the rainforest? It turns out quite a bit, even if you don’t live near one! What we consume, support with time and money, and lend our voices to have far-reaching impacts.

Take Action Against Climate Change

Rainforests absorb and store more carbon dioxide than all other types of forests, making rainforest protection one of the most effective solutions to climate change. Support indigenous peoples on the frontlines of rainforest protection.

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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.