What’s Happening Now
Indigenous peoples and other forest guardians are under threat from:
- Lower immunity to respiratory diseases such as COVID-19 and a lack of access to healthcare
- Increasing destruction of their rainforest home from a surge of illegal logging and mining while the world is looking elsewhere, exposing them to the virus and exacerbating the climate crisis
- Threats and killings for protecting their lands and communities
Who We Are
The Rainforest Foundation is a unique family of non-profit organisations in the UK, US and Norway dedicated to supporting indigenous peoples and traditional populations of the world’s rainforests to protect their environment and fulfill their rights to land, life and livelihood.
The three organizations collaborate closely with more than 100 local and national environmental, indigenous and human rights organizations in 15 countries in the Central and South America, Central Africa, Southeast Asia, and Oceania. Together we have supported the protection of more than 72 million hectares of rainforest.