INDIGENOUS PEOPLE

A handful of people are defending most of Earth’s biodiversity. Our survival depends on their strength and resilience. Instead of helping these people, our governments collaborate with regimes who are more than willing to infringe upon their rights and destroy their forests. Of course, let’s not forget this isn’t happening just in Brazil, Congo, Indonesia etc. it’s also happening in the US and Canada… If we manage to destroy them, we are certainly going to destroy ourselves. 

When we talk about growth and economic development we rarely hear about the ecosystem services that healthy forests provide us. Water is just one aspect. Living ecosystems provide us with tremendous economic value, they give us oxygen, climate stability, food, they prevent soil erosion, flooding etc. They are often worth much more alive, than the resources that we can extract from their destruction. Protecting the forests is not just a matter of values or aesthetics, its a long-term investment. Help me spread the word !

BOLSONARO IS KILLING THE RAINFOREST

The Amazon region is home to the largest rainforest in the world and the richest river system. The Amazon River collects nearly 20 percent of the fresh water found on Earth, while the forest conditions and regulates the climate of the entire planet. 
The rainforest stores 90 to 140 billion tons of CO2, and its continued destruction causes huge quantities of this substance to be released into the atmosphere, with catastrophic consequences for the environment.
If today in the tourist maps of Peru we find the Yaguas National Park reported, it is also thanks to Liz Chicaje Churay, a Peruvian activist of the Bora people who for years fought so that this slice of the Amazon forest on the border with Colombia was protected from poachers. by illegal loggers and miners. Supported by her indigenous community, this 38-year-old woman had the courage, despite years of threats, to oppose the exploitation of these lands that the local population considers sacred, eventually gaining political support for the area to be declared a national park.

THEY’RE FIGHTING FOR US AND TO SAVE THIS PLANET

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