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Conserve and Protect the Iwokrama Rainforest

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We Need Your Help.

We all have a role to play in the future of our planet.


Please consider becoming a friend of the Iwokrama rainforest through a donation to Iwokrama Friends USA. These unprecedented times continue to challenge the Iwokrama International Center in Guyana, particularly causing loss of revenues normally raised through tourism and sustainable forestry. Support from friends like you is more important than ever.

Fight Climate Change - Sponsor a Hectare

What could be more important than the air we breathe, the water we drink, and the land that sustains us?

Donations to Iwokrama Friends USA protects one of the last remaining intact rain forests, saves endangered species. and combats climate change.

By sponsoring a hectare (2.5 acres), you contribute to the research and conservation of an endangered tropical rain forest and all its biological diversity. You support the ancestral rights, livelihoods and traditional ways of life of indigenous peoples. And you promote a model of sustainable forest development.

Your donation of:

$50 - supports community development activities with local indigenous populations.

$100 - supports essential monitoring of forest use

$500 - supports the protection of 1/2 a hectare of Iwokrama rainforest

$1000 - fully supports the protection and monitoring of 1 hectare of Iwokrama rainforest. 

There are 371,000 hectares of intact rainforest that need our protection and stewardship. Iwokrama's respectful study and use of the forest, and all its biological diversity, is a model for the world's dwindling forests. Please join us in our work.

Your Donation Will Support the Following Work:

Supported Initiatives
Vital Scientific Research

Research that connects biodiversity, conservation and sustainable use with cultural heritage, collaborative management and social innovation.

Indigenous Communities

Expand the relationship between Iwokrama and its indigenous partners, fostering respect and leadership of those who live in and use the Iwokrama Forest. 

Sustainable Forestry

Support the responsible management of this unique global asset and demonstrate the wise use forest resources.


Connect responsible tourism with unique educational opportunities that, in turn, supports rainforest preservation.

Forest Monitoring
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Measure and track changes in key physical and biological components of the rainforest, and surveillance of illegal encroachment.

Combat Climate Change

Stem the tide of deforestation. Could anything be more important?


Protection of vital plant and wildlife

Become A Friend of The Iwokrama

Our partnership with allows us to accept contributions via PayPal, Venmo, credit card, stock, donor-advised funds, even crypto. You can make a one-time donation or set up monthly recurring gifts. 100% of your donation (except credit card and bank fees) comes to Iwokrama Friends USA.

Other Ways to Give.


Personal checks are still an excellent way to make donations. You may mail them to:

Iwokrama Friends USA

42 Whelan Ave.

Croton on Hudson, NY 10520


Peer-to-Peer Fundraising

Interested in launching a fundraising effort of your own? Our partners at have an easy way for you to do that. Go to our profile page on and click on “Start a fundraiser.” You can set your own goal, tell your own story, and easily share it with your social networks.


Legacy Giving

Bequests, gifts of real estate and other property, beneficiary designations, qualified charitable distribution from an IRA, Charitable Remainder Trusts are among the legacy gifts that can make a meaningful difference for rainforest preservation. To discuss any of these, please contact


Amazon Smile

Amazon Smile Foundation will donate 0.5% of the purchase price to the customer’s selected charitable organization. Click here to direct your Amazon purchases to Iwokrama Friends USA.



For any other questions not addressed here, please contact

Iwokrama Friends USA is a tax-exempt, non-profit organization under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. U.S. donations made to Iwokrama Friends are tax-deductible to the full extent allowed by law.

Tax ID Number: 30-0290642.

Donations to Iwokrama Friends USA are processed by to keep our operating expenses very low. 100% of your donation (except credit card and bank fees) comes to Iwokrama Friends USA.


Donors at the $1000 level and above will be listed in the Supporters section of our website and will receive digital assets to demonstrate their commitment to our work. For more information, please contact

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