Cool Earth celebrates International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples


This year’s theme focuses on implementing the rights of indigenous people. Cool Earth has been doing this for seven years. Unlike other rainforest charities, Cool Earth works to empower the forest’s most effective guardians: the indigenous people who live there. Since 2007 we have built 8 successful partnerships with 35,410 indigenous people. They have all been determined to protect their rainforest. Our success is their success.

Cool Earth safeguards our partner communities land rights, strengthens their livelihoods and gives them the resources they need to keep their forest in tact. As a result, more than 400,000 acres of previously at-risk rainforest remains standing today.

Cool Earth would like to take the credit. But we can’t. Our supporters and our 81 indigenous partner communities are the real heroes. And here they are…

THE ASHÁNINKA PEOPLE, Peru

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Projects: Asháninka and El Sira

People: 6,891

Villages: 39

Target rainforest: 564,525 acres

THE AWAJÚN PEOPLE, Peru

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Project: Awajún

People: 865

Villages: 4

Target rainforest: 55,000 acres

THE BANTU PEOPLE, Democratic Republic of the Congo

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Project: Lubutu

People: 12,900

Villages: 8

Target rainforest: 647,391 acres

THE BEHINEMO, BERINMENO AND PAPUAN PEOPLE, Papua New Guinea

(In develpment)

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Projects: Gadiaisu and Hunstein Range

People: 2,245

Villages: 9

Target rainforest: 208,263 acres

THE DEMOCRACIA COMMUNITY, Brazil

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Project: Madeira

People: 2,400

Villages: 2

Target rainforest: 64,000 acres

THE AWÁ PEOPLE, Ecuador

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Project: Awacachi

People: 865

Villages: 4

Target rainforest: 55,000 acres

Merry International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples

 

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