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Amazon Frontlines

Amazon Frontlines is battling the climate crisis by securing Indigenous Guardianship of the Amazon rainforest. We build power with Indigenous peoples to form a bulwark of resistance throughout the Upper Amazon, working together deep in the forest, in our organizing center in northeastern Ecuador, and in the halls of power around the world.

Founded in 2014, Amazon Frontlines partners with Indigenous nations in Ecuador, Peru and Colombia that collectively govern vast rainforest territories with immense benefits for climate and biodiversity. By combining cutting-edge technology with bottom-up organizing, we help Indigenous nations GET CONTROL of their lands—securing land titles for millions of hectares of climate-critical rainforest and halting illegal activities through real-time forest monitoring. Then, we help Indigenous peoples KEEP CONTROL of their lands—ensuring they can exercise their collective rights to decide the future of their territories through legal precedent and new national policies. Then, we work with Indigenous women and youth to promote initiatives that challenge the existing paradigm of “extraction at any cost” and create a future where Indigenous peoples can THRIVE on their lands, ensuring new generations have the capacity to protect their forests for the long term.