Have you tried to find a tool to help your community take action, only to be overwhelmed by the range and extent of options?

You are not alone.

There are numerous tools that may be useful to earth defender communities, and it can be difficult to figure out which ones will work best for you.

This interactive toolfinder guide is designed to help you find the right tool by answering a few questions that are tailored to earth defender work.

Guides and Manuals

November 16, 2023 Guide: Community Networks
June 2, 2023 Guide: Personal and physical safety for earth defenders
June 2, 2023 Guide: Digital security for earth defenders
June 29, 2021 Guide: How to Get Started
June 29, 2021 Guide: Mapping for Earth Defenders
July 26, 2022 Resources for presenting Earth Defenders Toolkit

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The following are resources that we've created or compiled to supplement earth defender community work. This is a growing list, and we hope to make more resources available in the future. If you would like to contribute a resource, please let us know in the Forum.

Featured Tools



Mapeo was built with and for earth defenders to easily document environmental and human rights information and to collect data about their land.



Terrastories is an application for communities to map, protect, and share stories about their land. It can be used by individuals or communities who want to connect audio or video content to places on a map.



Community Lands is a website management tool for communities to publish information about way of life, news and stories about the threats and challenges they face, and efforts to protect their lands.



Āhau is a community archiving platform designed by the Māori people of Aotearoa New Zealand for sharing and preserving culture and identity.

Would you like to share information about a tool not on here yet? Please feel free to share what you know in the Forum.