Rainforest Foundation US has begun an unprecedented program of direct finance forest defense, wherein indigenous communities are financially rewarded for successfully protecting their territories against deforestation. In Puerto Alegre, on the Amazon River in Northern Peru, community members speak about the tremendous vulnerabilities confronting them.
To blunt climate change, Guyana has pledged to aggressively expand the amount of rainforests protected within its borders. But as the threat of big oil looms, indigenous peoples’ land rights need to be recognized in order to meet this goal.
Stepping Into the Gap: Lessons from the Darien in the Face of COVID-19 and Indigenous Peoples’ Response
A look at how viruses have shaped the Darien Gap and its indigenous inhabitants.
Rainforest Foundation US Senior Geographer, Cameron Ellis, shares an overview of the major victories of Rainforest Foundation US in 2019.
On October 30th, 2019, Jose Carlos Estrada was charged with directing and financing the murder of four Asheninka leaders.
RFUS, Columbia University, and others teamed up to provide indigenous communities with technologies for monitoring and reporting deforestation.
Columbia University researchers unveil the preliminary findings of a year-long study on Rainforest Foundation US’s territorial monitoring work in the Peruvian Amazon.
A statement by the Global Alliance of Territorial Communities expressing its disapproval of the Brazilian government’s response to the Amazon fires.
Three of RFUS’s partner organizations won the UN Equator Prize for innovative forest protection and development strategies.
A spotlight on Rainforest Foundation US’s Carlos Doviaza, indigenouso Embera cartographer, and other defenders of Panama’s Darien rainforests
The first of a series of blog posts covering tech-based monitoring strategies for combating deforestation, accompanied by a video by If Not Us Then Who?
“If Not Us Then Who?” and Rainforest Foundation US present a video about indigenous monitors who use technology to fight deforestation.