The Achuar and Wampis of the Peruvian Amazon halt major oil extraction project on ancestral territory.
Forest destruction, criminalization, crop destruction, murder… these are only some of the crimes that have been found on plantations owned by the Sinar Mas Group. And pulp and palm oil that come from these plantations are still finding their way into our food and packaging…
Indigenous and local communities have been successfully protecting and managing their lands since time immemorial. But local and national governments –– not to mention corporations –– fail to recognize their land rights. Research shows that upholding Indigenous land rights is one of the most effective ways of stopping deforestation.
Global Brands and Financiers Linked to Deforestation In the Leuser Ecosystem Through Royal Golden Eagle (RGE) Group of Companies
In-depth investigation reveals RGE palm oil arm APICAL sourcing from notorious forest destroyer Rainforest Action Network (RAN) investigators have uncovered connections between major brands and banks, including Colgate-Palmolive, Nestlé, Mondelēz,…
For over 35 years, we’ve fought to preserve forests, protect the climate, and uphold human rights. Fighting against systemic injustice and partnering with Indigenous and frontline communities have been core values at RAN since our founding in 1985, because we believe that only if human rights and Indigenous rights are respected will we be able to keep forests standing and protect our climate.
Since 1993, RAN’s Community Action Grants program has distributed more than 5 million dollars in grants to more than 400 frontline communities, Indigenous- led organizations, and allies, helping their efforts to secure protection of traditional territory in forests around the world and helping to keep carbon in the ground.
From Indonesia to the Amazon rainforest, and all across the world, frontline and Indigenous communities are fighting to have their legal rights and their ancestral lands respected. They’re fighting to protect their forests, their culture and their ways of life. These Forest Defenders have protected 80% of the world’s biodiversity against corporate greed. Join the frontline community resistance and take action in support of local and Indigenous communities –– holding the line and protecting forests for us all!
The fight against climate change, deforestation, and human rights abuses is inextricably linked to the fight for racial justice. Climate justice and racial justice are one in the same, and the environmental movement is not whole without bringing a racial justice lens to the forefront of fighting corporate power.
The most effective and long lasting approach to preventing deforestation and the massive climate pollution it causes is to defend and uphold the territorial land rights of Indigenous peoples. RAN takes leadership and partners closely with Indigenous allies around the world to support their frontline fights to defend their communities from corporate exploitation and abusive government policies.
Indigenous and frontline communities suffer disproportionate impacts to their health, livelihoods, and culture from the effects of global climate change and from destructive and invasive extractive industries. Our work will have the greatest impact when it is in partnership and following the leadership of local communities. That’s why we try to provide direct support for and work in solidarity with frontline and Indigenous communities.