Our Work

Rainforest Foundation US is dedicated to protecting nature and human rights. We recognize the urgency of climate change and the need for equitable, sustainable development. Find out more about how, why, and where we work.

Our Priorities

Key priorities drive our work: healthy rainforests, Indigenous peoples’ rights, and climate action. Learn more about each of our priorities.

Territorial Monitoring

Land Management

Policy & Advocacy

Institutional Strengthening

Land Titling & Legal Intervention

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We believe that to protect and sustain the world’s tropical rainforests we must recognize the rights of the Indigenous peoples who have been responsibly stewarding these forests for millennia. Without secure rights, their very survival hangs in the balance.

 

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Rainforest Alert

RFUS’s territorial monitoring program, called Rainforest Alert, provides training, tools and financial support to Indigenous organizations to map, monitor, and protect their territories using cost effective technology like smartphones and drones.

Special Initiatives

In addition to our core work in partnership with Indigenous peoples, Rainforest Foundation US undertakes special projects that respond to our partners’ most pressing challenges. Check out our topical initiatives and campaigns.

Reports

Resources for Rights-holders on Carbon Markets

The voluntary carbon market is quickly evolving in tropical forests around the world, creating a complex landscape of new actors, standards, and requirements for Indigenous peoples and local communities to navigate in order to protect their rights. To support communities, their organizations, and their leaders Rainforest Foundation US commissioned Climate, Law and Policy to develop a set of analyses that break down the safeguard-related requirements

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Rainforest Foundation US is tackling the world’s most urgent challenges: biodiversity loss, climate change, and human rights violations. Your donation moves us one step closer to creating a more sustainable and just future.

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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.