#SOMOSAMAZÔNIA

The Amazon cries for help!

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

Check below for an interactive map that reveals the threats that are killing off the Amazon:

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.

AMAZON STORIES

Help us turn more stories like these into reality

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LUIS CARLOS

“Build our association was very hard.
People believed it would be worthless,
a project that just wouldn't work.
Fortunately that changed and many people
ended up adhering to our idea``

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CARLOS ROBERTO KOCH (in memoriam)

“We work so that the rural producers
manage to keep on growing and
still maintain the forest up.``

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SIMAR DO ROSÁRIO CORREA

“The elderly called me up to work with
them in different places and so I ended
up knowing all about the rivers and trails”

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CHARLES GUIMARÃES

“With the pirarucu fish management
we were able to preserve the specie
and still grow the income in our families .”

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RAIMUNDO MENDES

“The Resex (Conservation Unit) its a set
of extraordinary things. Its is vital to
man's, animal's and water's life.”

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PEDRO & RAIMUNDO

“It is the only solution possible
so we don't destroy the nature.”

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How can you help us conserve the Amazon?

The survival of the wild nature and well-being of humanity will depend on our actions in the coming years. It’s a big challenge, but it’s also an opportunity we can not postpone. The time to act is now!