Indigenous Lands

Indigenous lands cover 35% of the Amazon

  • Deforestation rates decline by two thirds when land is managed by the Amazon’s indigenous people.
  • Indigenous enterprises can contribute to the protection of at least 105 million hectares of Amazon rainforest
  • Community-based climate solutions can deliver cost-effective emissions reductions

Indigenous Enterprises

To protect and regenerate the forest, indigenous enterprises need capital investment to:

  • Efficiently harvest, transport and market their products.
  • Address financing gaps faced to scale up to larger operations.
  • Secure their land tenure.
  • Monitor their forests and biodiversity.


  • Ding, H., et al. Climate Benefits Tenure Costs. Washington: World Resources Institute (WRI), 2016.
  • Tauli-Corpuz, V.; Alcorn, J.; Molnar, A. Cornered by Protected Areas: Replacing “Fortress” Conservation With Rights-Based Approaches Help Bring Justice for Indigenous Peoples and Local Communities, Reduces Conflict, and Enables Cost-Effective Conservation and Climate Access; Rights and Resources Initiative: Washington D.C., United States, 2018; 1-14.