Implementing a rights-based approach to rainforest protection since 1989.


Working in partnership with indigenous groups in Central and South America and with your help, we have protected over 28 million acres of forest land so far.

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Partnering with indigenous peoples at the frontlines of rainforest protection.

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One and a half acres of our rainforest are lost every second of every day.
But it doesn't have to be that way.


Achieving #LandRightsNow!

Celebrating Title in Raposa do Sol

I’ve been excited to read a heap of recent studies that show the important role that indigenous peoples play in protecting the rainforest. This newest study by Rights and Resources Initiative (RRI) adds more even more evidence – and lays bare the need for governments to do more to recognize indigenous and community land rights.

Indigenous Communities Unite to Train Tech-Savvy Teams to fly Drones to Protect Forests in Panama

Looking up through the trees a small howler monkey scurries away. Maybe it thinks the large white wings belonged to a harpy eagle planing overhead, or perhaps the strangeness of the fixed-wing drone is enough to frighten it away.

The Ipetí Win the 45 Year Fight for their Land

After 45 years of struggle, the Emberá community of Ipetí received title to their lands in Alto Bayano. Emberá leaders, government officials and allies from COONAPIP (the Indigenous Peoples Coordinating Body of Panama) all gathered to celebrate this milestone.

After 10 Years of Struggle, Ashéninka Community of Alto Tamayo-Saweto Gains Title to Ancestral Land

August 19, 2015 was a historic day for the Ashéninka people of Peru. After fighting for over a decade, the community of Alto Tamaya-Saweto has acquired the title to its ancestral lands. Diana Rios and Ergilia Rengifo—relatives of the leaders of Saweto killed for advocating for their land rights, and current leaders of the community represented Saweto at this event.