Empowerment, Indigenous & tribal populations, Rainforest Fund


We are proud to announce that Jesmarly, a participant of the Rainforest Fund-supported Niños de Amazonia program, has graduated from the University of Iquitos in Peru. Jesmarly, from one of the most desolate areas in the Peruvian Amazon, dreamt of receiving a university-level education. With support from the Rainforest Fund and Niños de Amazonia program, [...]

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January 24, 2017 by admin

Berta Caceres 2015 Goldman Environmental Award Recipient
Indigenous & tribal populations

An Open Letter to President Hernández, Honduras

In the wake of Ms. Berta Cáceres’s assassination, Rainforest Fund has written a letter to President Hernández with the intention of expressing our sadness but also our demand for justice and an end to senseless violence.

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March 7, 2016 by admin

Indigenous & tribal populations

Reflections and gratitude from Peru, Niños de la Amazonia

Jesmarly, one of five indigenous young people supported by Rainforest Fund in the project, Ninos de la Amazonia in their studies at University in Iquitos, wrote the following letter to express her deep appreciation for the the project and the strides she has made in the direction of her dreams.

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February 25, 2016 by Jesmarly

IP in paris kayaks

Why Not Including Indigenous Peoples’ Rights in the Paris Agreement Was Wrong: Ethically and Practically

Indigenous peoples from around the world traveled to Paris in December 2015 for the COP 21 Climate Summit to advocate for their rights and to ensure that their states uphold them when developing and implementing climate change policy. 

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February 18, 2016 by Madeleine Lesser

the good life
Indigenous & tribal populations

A Common Goal: “The Good Life”

This letter is from our partner organization, Ceibo Alliance, in Ecuador. They are gearing up for another year of water tank installations and projects that will maintain their good life.

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January 7, 2016 by Ceibo Alliance

Tembe 3 kids
Rainforest Fund

A Letter from ECAM

ECAM’s letter discusses the kind of work Rainforest Fund supports, and we are so grateful to have such dedicated, passionate and impactful partners.

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December 21, 2015 by Vasco van Roosmalen

Indigenous & tribal populations

After 10 Years of Struggle, Ashéninka Community of Alto Tamayo-Saweto Gains Title to Ancestral Land

This blog is reposted from Rainforest Foundation US August 19, 2015 was a historic day for the Ashéninka people of Peru. After fighting for over a decade, the community of Alto Tamaya-Saweto has acquired the title to its ancestral lands. Diana Rios and Ergilia Rengifo—relatives of the leaders of Saweto killed for advocating for their land rights, [...]

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August 26, 2015 by Rainforest Foundation US

waorani woman
Human rights

3+ Reasons to “leave uncontacted tribes alone”

A recent arcticle in the Washington Post, “Do the world’s ‘uncontacted’ tribes deserve to be left alone?,” caught my attention.

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July 24, 2015 by Madeleine Lesser

fishbone roads
Indigenous & tribal populations

All Roads Lead to Oil

Road networks in the Amazon rainforest resemble fishbones – copious roads destroy indigenous life.

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June 16, 2015 by Alex Goff