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Rainforest Foundation US Earns Spot on Year-End “Best Charities” Lists

With so many global charities supporting the climate, we are proud and grateful to see several publications recognize Rainforest Foundation US on their “Best Charities” lists, because in doing so, they are implicitly recognizing the incredible work being carried out by our indigenous partners—the rainforests’ best protectors.

Marie Claire said earlier this year our programs were “groundbreaking.” Gizmodo heralded us for our work “with Indigenous communities on the front lines.” And The Roundup called us “a leading charity fighting climate change.”

Each year, we work hard to earn and keep the trust of our donors, and to ensure that the bulk of our funding goes directly into our programs, which support our indigenous partners. This, combined with high levels of financial transparency, has helped us keep our top four-star rating for years with Charity Navigator—the gold standard of charity assessment.

Rainforest communities are some of the most marginalized people in the world, and yet they are defending—often thanklessly and at great risk—one of the world’s most precious resources: the forests that need to stay standing to blunt the impact of the climate crisis. We are honored to be able to continue to support our partners, and their incredibly important work for the planet.

Some of the Lists We’ve Been Featured on Recently:

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News Releases

Justice Prevails: Peru Court Sentences Murderers of Indigenous Land Defenders to 28 Years

After ten long years, justice was served on Thursday, April 11, for the victims of the emblematic Saweto case in the Ucayali region of Peru. The Court sentenced the five accused to 28 years and three months of imprisonment for the crimes against Ashéninka community leaders from Alto Tamaya – Saweto: Edwin Chota Valera, Jorge Ríos Pérez, Francisco Pinedo Ramírez, and Leoncio Quintisima Meléndez, who were brutally murdered on September 1, 2014.

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Carbon Markets and Our Rights: A Guide for Indigenous Peoples and Local Communities

The voluntary carbon market is quickly evolving and being introduced in new territories, making it challenging to sort out who’s who and what the implications are for impacted communities. To support Indigenous communities and local communities to better understand carbon markets, Rainforest Foundation US has launched the first three videos of a six-part animated series to demystify the market and provide communities with the essential information to protect their rights.

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Newsletters

April 2024 Newsletter

As Earth Day draws near, we’re excited to share with you our ambitious plans for the future. This year began with a breakthrough: the Peruvian government’s commitment to grant permanent land titles to 19 Ticuna and Yagua communities. With official rights to their ancestral lands, these communities can better. Additionally, our territorial monitoring program now safeguards over 17 million acres of vital rainforest. Dive into our April newsletter to explore these milestones and join us in making a difference.

Support Our Work

Rainforest Foundation US is tackling the major challenges of our day: deforestation, the climate crisis, and human rights violations. Your donation moves us one step closer to creating a more sustainable and just future.

THE EARTH IS SPEAKING​

Will you listen?

Now, through Earth Day, your impact will be doubled. A generous donor has committed to matching all donations up to $15,000.

Any amount makes a difference.

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.