The Amazon is now experiencing one of the greatest environmental setbacks in history. Private and political interests want to destroy the largest rainforest on earth, reducing our protected areas to make room for the expansion of agriculture, livestock, hydropower plants, mining, among many other threats.
A dossier published by the WWF-Brazil in May 2017 pointed out that nearly 10% of the territory of conservation units in Brazil risk being extinguished under pressure by those sectors clearly supported by the Brazilian National Congress.
We are witnessing the disappearance of most of our forests, along with their biodiversity and environmental services which we depend so much on. The loss of forest coverage continues at alarming levels. Consequently, rainfall will be less, droughts will be intensified, biodiversity will be at risk, and further climate changes are expected.
Something must be done. Somos Amazônia (We are the Amazon) is a platform where we can stay connected and say NO to the current predatory means imposed on the largest biome in Brazil.
We need your help to build the Amazon we want.
The Amazon is ours and we must fight for it. #SomosAmazônia
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THE AMAZON IS BEING KILLED: help us maintening it alive!
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WWF-BRASIL IN THE AMAZON
Since its creation in 1996, WWF-Brazil has been active in the Amazon. It works in the region jointly with governmental authorities, local and indigenous communities, non-governmental organizations, the private sector and others to foster the conservation of the Amazon and its unique biodiversity, functions and ecological services.
In the Amazon, we develop TECHNOLOGIES to fight deforestation; promote SOCIAL ENGAGEMENT to value the biome´s conservation units; MONITOR biodiversity; promote ENHANCED COMPETITIVENESS of forest restoration chains and sustainable production chains; engage the public, private and financial sectors to adopt SOCIO-ENVIRONMENTAL CRITERIA AND SAFEGUARDS in their investments; COORDINATE local actors, governments and corporations towards transparent landscape management; and contribute to the implementation of the RURAL ENVIRONMENTAL REGISTRY, ENVIRONMENTAL RECOVERY PLANS and other environmental management tools.