There are over one million forest-dwelling natives in South America, several hundred thousand Pygmies in African forests, and hundreds of different Indigenous communities living in the forests of Papua New Guinea, Brazil, the Philippines, Costa Rica, The Democratic Republic of the Congo, and Kenya. Only these peoples, after centuries of adaptation, have learned how to deal with their environment without destroying it.
For three decades, the Rainforest Fund has been supporting these Indigenous and tribal communities helping them to defend their rights and protect their environment and land. Since its establishment, the Fund has supported approximately 300 projects in over twenty countries. Below you will find links for this year’s projects in Africa, the Americas, and Asia.