Our Impact

Rainforest Foundation US partners with Indigenous peoples by co-creating and sharing technology, tools, resources, and training to protect their rainforest territories.

10 M

Acres land rights secured
With our support, over the past 35 years, Indigenous peoples have secured land rights for over 42 million acres

150 +

Indigenous and Local Communities served in 2023 through representative partner organizations or direct support

8 M

Acres monitored
We support Indigenous-led monitoring programs to protect 19.5 million acres in the Amazon and Central America

Forests protected by Indigenous peoples play a vital role in capturing carbon, crucial in our fight against climate change.

Making a Difference with Your Support:

Thanks to the generous contributions from supporters worldwide, Rainforest Foundation US (RFUS) has significantly expanded our critical programs. These initiatives ensure essential resources are channeled directly to Indigenous communities, the true guardians of the rainforests, in the Amazon and Central America.

In the regions in which Rainforest Foundation US works—namely, Peru, Ecuador, Brazil, Guyana, and Panama—rainforests thrive in the care of Indigenous peoples and local communities. It’s why each year we are acknowledged as a ‘best environmental charity.’

Take Action Against Climate Change

Rainforests absorb and store more carbon dioxide than all other types of forests, making rainforest protection one of the most effective solutions to climate change. Support Indigenous peoples on the frontlines of rainforest protection.

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Didier Devers
Chief of Party – USAID Guatemala

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.