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.


Enough Rainforest Martyrs: the murders of Ashaninka leaders in Peru

Rainforest in PeruFour Peruvian indigenous environmental and human rights activists, including outspoken Asháninka leader Edwin Chota, were brutally murdered  on September 1st or 2nd, 2014, near the Brazilian border, presumably by illegal loggers from whom they had been receiving death threats. Unfortunately this is not an isolated incident, but follows a long-term pattern of deadly violence against environmental defenders worldwide.

Peru’s New Cocaine: Gold Has Become South America’s Most Illicit Commodity

A new article on sheds light on illegal gold mining taking place in the Peruvian Amazon in the Madre de Dios region, home to some of the most biodiverse places on Earth.

New Report Shows Brazil's Deforestation Rates Are 11 Times Lower in Legally Recognized Community Forests

A groundbreaking report by the World Resources Institute (WRI) and Resources and Rights Initiative (RRI), “Securing Rights, Combating Climate Change: How Strengthening Community Forest Rights Mitigates Climate Change,” has shown that deforestation rates inside indigenous territories and community forests with strong legal recognition and government protection are dramatically lower than in forests outside those areas.

PASTAZA - A film for people who care about water and life.

Alianza Arkana has just released PASTAZA, a poignant documentary on the effects of oil drilling in the Peruvian Amazon and the indigenous peoples that live there. The documentary highlights the devastation that has been caused as a result of government inaction, as well as discusses some of the great work our partner FEDIQUEP is doing on the frontlines of this struggle. 


Every minute, an area the size of 300 football fields of the world’s most dense, species rich, forest is destroyed to create palm oil plantations. 

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