The Cofán Survival Fund

The Ecuadorian Amazon rainforest.
The Ecuadorian Amazon rainforest. Dallas Krentzel / Flickr
The Ecuadorian Amazon rainforest.
The Ecuadorian Amazon rainforest. Dallas Krentzel / Flickr

The Cofán Survival Fund

Randy Borman was born in a Cofán village and grew up hunting, fishing and speaking Cofán, the language of an indigenous people from Ecuador of the same name. Borman says he also learned the English language and “western” values from his American missionary parents.

Today, Borman is considered one of the Cofán Nation’s most important and respected leaders. He is also a recognized leader of Ecuadorian environmental and conservation related issues, which he supports through his Cofán Survival Fund. Borman joins Worldview to discuss his life and work.