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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. 

News Releases

Brazil’s Supreme Court Votes in Favor of Indigenous Rights in Landmark Trial

Brazil’s Supreme Court reached a majority decision to reject Marco Temporal, a pernicious legal argument that translates as a “Time Limit” on Indigenous peoples’ land rights. As the results were announced, Indigenous communities around Brazil erupted into celebration, filling the central plazas of state capitals with music and dancing.


Justice Eludes the Saweto Case: A Call for Global Solidarity

The longstanding struggle for justice for the widows and families of the murdered Saweto activists remains unfulfilled. In February, the culprits behind the murder of four Indigenous leaders from the Alto Tamaya-Saweto community had been sentenced to 28 years in prison. Then last month, in an unexpected twist, the Peruvian court reversed this decision and threw out the charges to order a reassessment of the legal process.

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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.