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.


Wounaan General Meeting 2015

The Wounaan Congress, one of RF-US’ main partners in Panama, held its Congress, or General Meeting, on February 19 – 22, 2015. It was held in Mach Pobor, a community in the Embera and Wounaan Comarca, in the Darien.

Peru: Saweto Granted Their Land Title!

The Ashaninka indigenous community of Saweto - Alto Tamaya was granted its land title on Friday, January 30th, 2015. The title will cover 78,611 hectares in the province of Ucayali along the Peru’s remote border with Brazil.

Peru: Saweto – Alto Tamaya Granted Land Title Resolution After the Murder of its Leaders

The Ashaninka community of Saweto – Alto Tamaya was granted a resolution for an 80,000 hectare land title on December 16th by the Peruvian Ministry of Agriculture, marking a historic milestone for a community that has been fighting for recognition of its ancestral territory for over ten years.

The Resolution still needs to withstand potential opposition, however, and the Ashaninka fear retaliation from illegal loggers.

Ashaninka communities issue statement and demands at COP in Lima.

The Anshaninka communities of Alto Tamaya Saweto in Peru and Apiwtxa in Brazil issued the following joint statement today at a press conference at the COP in Lima. The communities are demanding justice related to the murders of four Ashaninka leaders in early September.