Ticuna fishermen early morning on the Amazon River. IMAGE CREDIT: Mauricio Velez-Dominguez Increased funding for forest communities can transform global
As our rainforest protection program scales up throughout the region, a chance for exponential gains.
Guyana’s indigenous peoples are pushing for revisions to the Amerindian Act, the federal law that outlines their rights. Proposed changes include the right to collective territory, and upholding indigenous groups’ land titling to fight extractive industries.
To blunt climate change, Guyana has pledged to aggressively expand the amount of rainforests protected within its borders. But as the threat of big oil looms, indigenous peoples’ land rights need to be recognized in order to meet this goal.
A government grant awarded to RFUS and the Mesoamerican Alliance of Peoples and Forests will strengthen the Alliance’s governance structure, it’s access to finance, and its women and youth programs.
The Fate of the Amazon May Rest on One Bill: the Most Anti-Indigenous Peoples Legislation in Decades
Thousands of indigenous protesters from around Brazil have flooded Brasilia, the nation’s capital, to decry a congressional effort to pass the most anti-indigenous legislation in decades.
The UN’s IPCC Report: To Avoid the Worst of the Climate Catastrophe, Indigenous Peoples’ Rights Must Be Protected
Earlier this month, the United Nations’ climate change panel released a report stating that global warming will inevitably intensify in the coming decades. The only question is: By how much? Here, we lay out the role RFUS will play in mitigating the damage.
Protecting the rainforest, and a way of life. A personal look at three indigenous forest patrollers working in the Peruvian Amazon.
Results of a new scientific study show that indigenous peoples using remote sensing technology can better survey their lands and reduce deforestation by half.
How a recent study showed that putting technology in the hands of indigenous communities can reduce deforestation, coauthored by Global Forest Watch and Rainforest Foundation US.
Indigenous communities in the Peruvian Amazon equipped with remote sensing technology can reduce deforestation, study finds
New study in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences shows that indigenous communities reduced deforestation in their territories by 52 percent using RFUS’s monitoring program.
A new peer-reviewed study finds that indigenous communities in the Peruvian Amazon equipped with satellite-based deforestation data and smartphones can be a powerful force in the battle against deforestation.
The Yanomami, an indigenous people in the northern Amazon rainforest, were attacked by illegal gold miners several times in recent weeks, leaving several people wounded and two young children dead. With tens of thousands of miners still illegally occupying their land, the threat of continued violence remains.
On the heels of a recent survey of indigenous communities in Peru revealing widespread unfamiliarity with COVID-19 and hesitancy about the vaccine, RFUS has teamed up with indigenous partner organizations on a multilingual COVID-19 awareness campaign.
An article in Forbes describes the work of indigenous leader Betty Rubio Padilla, who uses satellite technology and deforestation alerts in order to quickly detect and respond to illegal incursions.