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We have protected
28 million
acres of rainforest
with your help we can protect 28 million more!

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We have protected
28 million
acres of rainforest
with your help we can protect 28 million more!

Give

Partnering with indigenous communities to save our rainforests

Securing Rights

Securing Rights

Securing Rights

We support indigenous leaders as they assert their rights with local & national policy makers.We provide indigenous peoples & local NGOs with the legal and technical support necessary to analyze programs and policies that affect their communities & define their priorities. We share information about climate change science, indigenous rights & international policy.
Protecting Lands

Protecting Lands

Protecting Lands

We partner with indigenous communities to help them obtain legal rights to their ancestral lands. We train communities to use technology to protect the rainforest for future generations. We provide legal & technical support, including: mapping & documenting land claims. We train leaders to navigate administrative and legal procedures & negotiate effectively with government officials.
Strengthening leadership

Strengthening leadership

Strengthening leadership

We develop and implement customized community training strategies, workshops, and tools, ensuring that communities are administratively and financially prepared to manage successful social and economic development projects. We aid communities in formalizing their traditional governance practices to ensure they are respected by the State.

Mapping land invasions
in the Embera-Wounann comarca with fixed-wing drones

Human life depends on the rainforest. It is home to more than ½ of the world’s animal and plant species, the source of life saving medicines, a powerhouse that cleans the earth’s air and water, and one of the keys to keeping global climate stable. Yet, our rainforests are disappearing. Once covering 14% of our land, today rainforests make up only 6% our planet.

Help stop the killing

HELP STOP THE KILLING

As a child Diana accompanied her father as he fought for her community; she never imagined that at eighteen she’d take over his work. After her father was murdered by loggers, Diana bravely took on the responsibility of speaking out for land rights and against illegal logging.

Today she and her community are under constant threat just for protecting the rainforest. Join the Community of Rainforest Defenders and help protect the indigenous people risking their lives to protect the rainforest.

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Where we work

The Rainforest Foundation US, together with our sister organizations Rainforest Foundation Norway and Rainforest Foundation UK, partners with indigenous communities to protect rainforests around the world.