rff-logoThe Rainforest Foundation supports indigenous people in rainforest conservation efforts and establishing their rights to protect their environment. They have supported Maya people in Belize and peoples throughout Central and South America through grants to local partner organizations that secure rights to native lands, influence public policy in their countries, and establish strong community leadership. According to the organization, “We believe that the most effective way to protect rainforests is to ensure that the indigenous communities who have historically managed and protected those forests have secure and long-term rights to their lands and resources.”