Rainforest Foundation International Inc
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420 Lexington Avenue No 1710 New York NY 10170 USA
To protect & support indigenous peoples & traditional populations of the rainforest in their efforts to protect their environment & defend their rights, to promote sustainable development of their communities, & to challenge government practices which have a damaging effect on their environment. The organization ("org") carries out its mission by funding programs & projects aimed at supporting indigenous peoples and traditional populations of the rainforest to assert & defend their rights, to fight against development programs which have damaging effects on their environment, and to carry out various projects promoting the governance & the economic development of their communities. The org provides financial support for projects in the field undertaken by related national organizations called rainforest foundation ("fdn") norway, rainforest fdn uk, & rainforest fdn us; other organizations working in the fields of human rights & the environment can seek the org's support.
Ecuador - frente de defensa de la amazonia & clearwater, water project -continuing in 2014 is the support for frente de defensa de la amazonia and clearwater in responding to the water crisis in the lago agrio region of the amazon rainforest. By engaging indigenous communities to lead the construction, technical maintenance and sustainability of their rainwater filtration tanks, along with the financial reporting and health education, these separate projects will continue to fulfill not only the communities' water rights, but also will continue to empower them to claim their greater human rights.
indonesia - paradisea, protection of the forest in the bird head region of west papua - this project works to prevent the high level of deforestation that has occurred throughout indonesia but which has not yet reached the cultural and biological bird head peninsula despite development plans that are now threatening the forests of new guinea. The project's mission is the establishment of green corridors between the nature reserves cagar alam tambrauw, utara, salatan and pegunungan arfak, in west papua province of indonesia where the indigenous communities seek to secure their rights to manage the forest sustainably according to their needs and protect the forest from industrial exploitation.
papua new guinea (png) - bismarck ramu group (brg) - challenging and transforming the current model of development - this project is in its fourth and final year of funding, and this year is supported additionally by generous donations from the ormeley dinner held in london in june 2013. The goal is to challenge the current development paradigm within png, one that favors extractive industries, and replace it with practices that are relevant to all pngeans and ones that are sustainable.
the organizations programs services are entirely based outside of the united states. See schedule f for all program services.
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