The Rama and Kriol hold joint title to a territory encompassing more than 316,720 hectares, including the Indio Maíz Biological Reserve, one of the best preserved tracts of rainforest in Mesoamerica. In order to protect it, the communities organize patrols to install signage, demarcate the border of their territory and document illegal settlements to pressure the government to uphold the law.
You can help the Rama and Kriol:
- Spread the word about illegal deforestation and human rights abuses in Nicaragua through media and social media.
- Demand that the government take action to protect indigenous and Afro-descendent communities by holding up the law and prosecuting those who are invading and deforesting protected areas.
- Organize a documentary viewing party.