The Rainforest Alliance worked with six local communities in the Madre de Dios region of Peru to help conserve this ecologically precious area while also improving livelihoods of the people who live there. Watch the video to see indigenous leaders talk about their work.
A new report released by the World Resources Institute analyzes a potential solution to rampant deforestation: securing land rights for indigenous communities.
Through the Adopt-A-Rainforest program, the Rainforest Alliance is working with the Toledo Institute for Development and Environment (TIDE) to support two groups of indigenous Maya in their efforts to reforest the banks of the Rio Grande in the foothills of the Maya Mountains.
The Madre de Dios region of southeastern Peru, located in the Amazon basin, is known for its incredible wealth of biodiversity. The Rainforest Alliance is working with indigenous communities in the region who are eager to achieve economic growth in a way that protects their ancestral lands from deforestation and other unsustainable practices.