Land titles are the most effective way to reduce deforestation rates in Indigenous peoples’ territory, resulting in a 66% reduction in forest cover loss. 17 land titles were secured for Indigenous communities in the Peruvian Amazon in record time—more titles were established in ten months than were possible in the previous three years.
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Five Yanomami Indigenous people, including two children, were injured in a shooting in Yanomami territory, in Roraima, Brazil, on Monday, July 3rd. It is not new that illegal mining has ravaged Indigenous lands, with more than 20,000 invaders in the Yanomami territory alone, destroying forests, bringing disease, sexual exploitation, and death.
The Marco Temporal thesis is the greatest threat to the rights and lives of Indigenous peoples in Brazil today. But the potential impacts are not limited to these communities—they are universal. Our shared future depends on the health of the Amazon, the world’s largest tropical forest and one of the major contributors to the climate’s maintenance. As the primary and best guardians of the Amazon rainforest, Indigenous peoples and their lands play a crucial role in mitigating climate change.
In her latest article, Akola Thompson, advocacy coordinator at Guyana’s South Rupununi District Council, delves into the impacts of carbon offsetting on the Indigenous peoples of Guyana. She highlights the government’s persistent refusal to acknowledge Indigenous communities’ claims to their customary lands.
Guyana has added almost all its forests to the carbon market, signing a $750 million carbon credit deal with petroleum company Hess Corporation, of which 15% will go to Indigenous communities. However, climate experts and Indigenous leaders are questioning the scheme’s accuracy in measuring carbon emissions and whether communities were properly consulted.
In this newsletter, you will learn about why our work—protecting rainforest in partnership with Indigenous peoples—is crucial in combating climate change, as highlighted by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC). Additionally, we provide updates about our work in Guyana, Brazil, and Panama.
The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) released its “Synthesis Report,” the final chapter of the Sixth Assessment Cycle, summarizing eight years of scientific research to provide a complete picture of climate change and the solutions to address it. We have highlighted some key messages from the report, including solutions we can work toward together with our Indigenous partners, and with your support.
Indigenous women from rainforests around the world are uniting to fight for the health of the planet in their unique and powerful ways. Whether as activists, politicians, or mothers, they are bringing back ancestral knowledge and are determined to fight for their communities and the Earth.
For the United Nations, the 2023 theme for International Women’s Day is “DigitALL: Innovation and technology for gender equality.” Discover how indigenous woman leaders in Loreto, Ucayali, and Madre de Dios in Peru are protecting the Amazon rainforest using monitoring technologies.
Rainforest Foundation US has partnered with the Mesoamerican Alliance of Peoples and Forests (AMPB) to support the expansion of the Mesoamerican Leadership School, a youth leadership development program in Mexico and Central America.
The United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) has emphasized that humanity will face irreversible climate breakdown unless we act immediately to transform global systems and reduce greenhouse gas emissions. This article focuses on six key climate topics to keep your eyes on this year.
Whether you’re passionate about advocating for the rights of indigenous communities, fighting against industries that cause deforestation, or preserving the Amazon rainforest for future generations, there are various charities you can support. We are honored to be listed as one of the top charities to support in 2023.