HELP US PROTECT OUR
COMMUNITIES AND CONTINUE
TO BE THE ROOTS THAT HEAL

TO THE GUARDIANS OF THE FOREST

We are the Guardians of the Forest. We come together as the Global Alliance of Territorial Communities, a partnership of indigenous and local communities from tropical forests around the globe. We represent more than 1800 communities and protect more that 400 million hectares of forests. Currently, COVID-19 is posing yet another threat to our territories -already under siege from miners, loggers and land grabbers. With your support, we will continue to protect the wisdom of our elders, safeguard the forests of the planet and raise our voices on behalf of Mother Nature.

  • COICA, Coordinator of Indigenous Organizations of the Amazon Basin. Communities are facing illegal land invasion, which increases the risk of infection and threatens their lives and human rights. coica.org.ec
  • APIB, The Indigenous People’s Alliance of Brazil. Indigenous and traditional peoples who protect the forests are under constant threat of invasion on their territories and attacks on their lives. apib.info/apib/?lang=es
You can also support the work of the Guardians of the Forest by buying photography prints made by indigenous and local photographers or supporters of the movement. All the profit of the prints will go directly to the fundraiser of the Global alliance of Territorial Communities

STORIES

“Only when our land rights are guaranteed, can we protect our people,” says Levi Sucre, a leader of the Mesoamerican Alliance of Forest Peoples, AMPB. Their communities have managed to close the borders and guarantee food sovereignty for up to two years, where the public policy favours their autonomy. Indigenous and local communities of tropical forests have been continually fighting for land rights, direct funding and respect for our traditional knowledge. During the pandemic, our struggle is more important than ever. “We fear what we have always feared, and our fears have grown now that the world’s eyes are entirely focused on the pandemic”, says Dinamam Tuxá, of the Indigenous Peoples Articulation of Brazil, APIB, as the illegal invaders of their lands continue to put at risk a way of life that could hold the key for a better future of humanity.

OUR ACTIONS

Your donations will contribute to relief efforts to guard us against the impacts of COVID-19 on indigenous and local communities in tropical forests around the world.
With your contribution, we can:
  • Obtain communications tools to connect our villages with the local and national health systems
  • Obtain communications tools to connect our villages with the local and national health systems
  • Obtain communications tools to connect our villages with the local and national health systems
The resources raised through this campaign will be equally split between the Indigenous organizations that form the Guardians of the Forest