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QUESTION:

How much carbon is stored in the lands of indigenous peoples globally?

ANSWER:

The carbon emissions of all the world’s homes over:

Around the world, indigenous and local community-held lands capture over 250 billion metric tonnes of carbon—that’s the equivalent of every household in the world’s energy use for about 15 years! But lack of secure rights threatens to release much of this stored carbon into the atmosphere through deforestation.  LEARN MORE

 

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Your gift will support indigenous peoples, the most effective guardians of the rainforest. Your contribution will provide indigenous peoples with tools, training, and resources that are proven to reduce deforestation.

Together, we can protect forests and stop the climate crisis.

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*Figures according to Rainforest Foundation US’s 2020 fiscal year 990 filing.

All online donations support Rainforest Foundation US’s work to protect the rainforests of Central and South America and will be allocated to the area of greatest need.

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Mission

The mission of the Rainforest Foundation is to support indigenous and traditional peoples of the world’s rainforests in their efforts to protect their environment and fulfill their rights by assisting them in:

Didier Devers
Chief of Party – USAID Guatemala
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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.