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Keeping Up With The Defenders

News and notes from the forest

Buying From Amazon (and others) to Protect the Amazon!

How AmazonSmile works? And why you should make all your purchases through smile.amazon.com? AmazonSmile is a wonderful program where the price, product and shipping process are exactly the same as Amazon.com, with the added bonus that Amazon will donate a portion of...

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Indigenous Perspectives on Land Use

One of the most pressing issues we, as humans together, are confronted is climate change. How do we live without damaging the environment, without hurting other forms of life, and without threatening minority groups?   One of the minority groups that suffered the most...

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The Time To Act Is Now

Dear Friends, Yesterday, many of us sat back in shock, realizing that we now had a president-elect that categorically denies the existence of climate change and has expressed willingness to trample on the rights of citizens around the world.  Today, the time for...

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Reducing Beef Consumption Helps the Rainforest

Here at the Rainforest Foundation some of us are vegan, some vegetarian and some committed omnivores. But on World Vegan Day we can all agree: reducing your consumption of animal products--especially beef--can go a long way to helping the rainforest. Why change your...

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Indigenous women face hardships and overcome challenges

Did you know that rural women constitute over a quarter of the total world population? Most indigenous woman live in rural communities making them disproportionately responsible for ensuring our planet's healthy forests and water. Indigenous women play a significant...

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Happy Indigenous People’s Day

Happy Indigenous People's Day “ Until the lion learns to speak, the tales of hunting will always glorify the hunter” - Chinua Achebe Today our planet is so interconnected we often don't know where the ideas, inventions and philosophies that enrich our world come...

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