Rainforest Foundation US

Save The Rainforest
by Shanti Balance

A Proud Supporter of Rainforest Foundation US

Since 1989, Rainforest Foundation US has been at the forefront of rights-based forest protection, working with indigenous communities in Central and South America to support their visions of protecting their ancestral lands and fighting the climate crisis.

Rainforest Foundation US recognizes indigenous peoples that have called these forests home for millennia are the best defenders of their ancestral territories. Multiple studies have shown that indigenous controlled rainforests have the lowest rates of deforestation—even lower than that of national parks.

With your purchase of a SAVE THE RAINFOREST bar you are positively impacting indigenous peoples at the frontlines of deforestation, protecting future generations and rainforests. 


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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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.