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.


Solar Power Project a Success in Panama

We have just returned from our most recent trip to Caña Blanca, Panama and we’re excited to say that our project to bring solar power to the community was a huge success! We are incredibly grateful to Thermal Design, a manufacturer of insulation systems for commercial and industrial buildings, for the design, installation and donation of materials to this project. 

New Report Shows How Strengthening Community Forest Rights Mitigates Climate Change

Woman harvesting non timber forest products.The World Resources Institute (WRI) and the Resources and Rights Initiative (RRI) unveiled their groundbreaking report, “Securing Rights, Combating Climate Change: How Strengthening Community Forest Rights Mitigates Climate Change.”

AIDESEP statement on the Bagua trial: "Where indigenous peoples have rights, there are forests"

The following is AIDESEP's public statement regarding the trial starting on May 14, 2014, in Bagua, Peru.  It was printed in the May 11 Sunday edition of La Republica, one of the largest newspapers in Peru.  Thanks to Amazon Watch for the translation.






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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