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Edico Cuelo in his shop in Puerto Alegre, Peru

Keeping Forests Standing and Bettering Lives

Rainforest Foundation US has begun an unprecedented program of direct finance forest defense, wherein indigenous communities are financially rewarded for successfully protecting their territories against deforestation. In Puerto Alegre, on the Amazon River in Northern Peru, community members speak about the tremendous vulnerabilities confronting them.

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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.