The Rainforest Fund is a charitable foundation that fulfills its mission to protect and support indigenous peoples and traditional
populations of the rainforest in their efforts to protect their environment and fulfill their rights. It is convinced that
accepted environmental and human rights principles embody the right of everyone to a secure, healthy and ecologically sound
environment, and that environmental degradation leads to human rights violations such as the right to life, health and culture.
The Rainforest Fund, bearing in mind the universality, indivisibility and interdependence of all human rights, carries out
its mission by funding programs and projects aimed at supporting indigenous peoples and traditional populations of the rainforest
to assert and defend their rights, promoting a sustainable development of their communities and challenging government practices
which have a damaging effect on their environment.