As the year comes to a close, RFUS takes stock of the progress, victories, and lessons we learned in 2021.
Video: Indigenous People in Peru Are Using Satellites And Drones To Fight Deforestation
In September 2018, indigenous forest monitors from the Buen Jardín de Callaru community in Peru discovered a large clearing on their territory using satellite data. They alerted the regional environmental prosecutor, the Fiscalía Especializada en Materia Ambiental (FEMA), who agreed to accompany the community to the site of the alert for an investigation. Vice News captured the event. The video includes an interview with Rainforest Foundation US’s Peru Country Director, Tom Bewick. Read the full story here.
Gender inclusion is key to effective and sustainable forest protection, yet many indigenous women have been traditionally excluded from participation. We highlight the work of women who are leaders in our Rainforest Alert program.
New research shows indigenous peoples and local communities live on at least 3.75 million square miles of land spanning most of the world’s endangered tropical forests—yet have legal rights to less than half of these lands.
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Rainforest Foundation US believes that our Rainforest Alert program can avoid nearly 4,000 square miles (1 million hectares) of deforestation over the coming decade – that’s twice the size of Delaware.
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