Team members from Rainforest Foundation US (RFUS) helped convene a meeting of the Global Alliance of Territorial Communities (GATC)—the world’s largest indigenous peoples’ coalition— in Geneva, Switzerland.
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The New York Times features our indigenous partners at the Global Alliance of Territorial Communities (GATC). Never before have we seen Indigenous peoples’ voices so prominently placed in major media like this. “It’s time for Indigenous voices to lead the climate fight,” trumpets the subheadline.
To Counter Climate Change, We Must Protect Indigenous Peoples: an Op-Ed by RFUS’s Executive Director
To counteract climate change, we must protect indigenous peoples. Rainforest Foundation US’s Executive Director lays out why.
The Darien Bioregion of Eastern Panama is being deforested at an alarming rate, driven in part by illegal trafficking. Rainforest Foundation US’s partner Geoindígena is actively fighting to stop rainforest destruction in the region, bolstering indigenous peoples’ case for land claims in the eyes of those agencies.
In this newsletter you can read about the expansion of our Rainforest Alert forest patrolling program, including payments for communities involved that are used for collective benefits. Also meet our Senior Geographer, and learn about the Justice for Saweto campaign.
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.
Challenges have prevented funding from going directly to indigenous peoples who are key to combating the climate crisis. Rainforest Foundations outline key steps to ensuring climate and biodiversity funding gets to the frontlines.
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.
Marie Claire highlights RFUS and other environmental groups to support, on Earth Day and every day.
Read the story of Diana Ríos, daughter of indigenous environmental activist Jorge Ríos Pérez, who has followed in her father’s footsteps.
A Panamanian governmental agency annulled the land claim of Aruza, an indigenous Wounaan village sitting on 31 square miles of primary rainforest in the Darien Gap. With the support of Rainforest Foundation US, Aruza is legally challenging the decision.