Indigenous Rights & Rights of Nature
We work with our indigenous partners in Ecuador, and other organizations, to stand for the rights of indigenous people and Nature, safeguarding the rainforest and working in the industrialized world to shift the culture of overconsumption that threatens their Amazonian home and communities.
Take Action to Reopen Fundación Pachamama
On December 4th, 2013, officials of the government of Ecuador appeared at the offices of Fundación Pachamama and proceeded to shut down the facilities, leaving a resolution from the Ministry of Environment ordering the dissolution of the organization.
Working in solidarity with indigenous peoples in Ecuador’s Amazon to protect their rights and their homelands.
Supporting a referendum to reinstate the Yasuní-ITT Initiative to protect the most bio-diverse region of the Amazon.
Improving the health of indigenous families and communities to ensure the next generation of forest-protectors.
Rights of Nature
Establishing a legal basis for protecting our planet in recognition that all life has the right to exist.
Legal and Collective Rights
Allying with indigenous communities to ensure their rights are recognized and respected.
Natural Resource Management and Climate Change
Helping our indigenous partners sustainably manage natural resources.
Supporting viable economic alternatives to oil to protect communities.
Building structures for indigenous advocacy to fulfill their right to self-determination.
Our Accomplishments in the Amazon
For 16 years, in partnership with Fundación Pachamama, our work with our indigenous partners has resulted in the historic inclusion of Rights of Nature in the 2008 Ecuadorian Constitution, support of the innovative Yasuní-ITT Initiative, strengthening of the political structures and processes of Amazonian indigenous nationalities, and legal recognition of 1.8 million acres of indigenous ancestral territory.
More about our accomplishments in South America »