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Keeping Up With The Defenders

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Green Your Investments

Green Your Investments

Socially Responsible Investments Make a Difference Socially responsible investments don't have to be difficult.  One easy way to get started is to donate some of the stocks that don't align with your social and environmental concerns. Divesting unwanted investments...

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Rainforests Are Destroyed While Government Deliberates

Rainforests Are Destroyed While Government Deliberates

Far from Georgetown or other large settlements, the villages’ lands had been largely untouched by outside forces. Yet the geographical remoteness which had previously sheltered these communities is ending as new infrastructure makes it easier to access this region. As extractive mining, logging and ranching have grown on these lands, many villages are now painfully aware that they actually have no say about what happens on this land. Even legally recognized lands are facing illegal bringing the fragility indigenous land rights to the center of attention for communities throughout the region.

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The Silent War Against Indigenous Communities

The Silent War Against Indigenous Communities

Last month, the Philippines government placed UN Special Rapporteur on Indigenous Peoples Victoria Tauli-Corpuz on a list of “terrorists”, along with many other indigenous rights activists.  Ironically, she was in the process of compiling a report on the...

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What can $250,000 dollars do?

What can $250,000 dollars do?

SAVING THE RAINFOREST   Used right, we know it can save millions of acres of rainforest. One of our donors believes this too, and has just given us a $250,000 match grant. But we need to match it, in order to fully unlock its potential.   It Can Be Done: What is the...

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