Indigenous tribe in Brazil (Amazonia, Acre)
We deeply feel in our hearts to support the indigenous tribes at these times. Planet Earth is speaking to humanity and asking us to reconsider our old ways of living and begin to take care of the ecosystems, forests, seas and animals. The indigenous people of Brazil and all around the world are the true guardians and protectors of the forests. We love to direct the energy and resources to support their work and contribution towards the awakening of humanity and the protection of Amazon Rainforest.
Right now there are two open projects:
Casa De Feitio
We are raising funds to build a Casa de Feitio in the Sacred Village of the Yawanawa people. This village is the last village of Yawanawa people, the most remote one, where they have a botanic garden with more than 2.000 species of plants that they collect from all over the forest and bring them closer to study, is also where the elders and pajes are buried. The intention of this project is to build a maloca, so the Yawanawa will have a place to cook their own medicines in their Sacred Village.
The intention is to develop a platform for this online course to spread the word about the indigenous vision, about those times we are living in, share their activism as guardians of the forest, the way they live, their tradition and culture. This course will be guided by Nixiwaká(Cacique/Chief of the Yawanawa nation) and Putanny (the first woman to go on an extensive dieta and become a medicine woman). They will be sharing about their medicines, herbs, plants, chants, dances, histories of creation, prophecies, etc. Helping in this project you are supporting the ancestral wisdom of the indigenous tribes and help keep the forest alive.
If you like to contribute, please contact our team here
Main causes of destruction:
1. Agriculture: Around 6.7 million acres of tropical forests are bulldozed or burned for cattle production each year.
2. Wildfires: Brazil has experienced over 80,000 fires in 2019. These intentional fires, often called slash-and-burn fires, alter water cycles, compromise soil fertility, and threaten communities of people living and working within the forests.
3. Palm Oil Production: Oil palm plantations currently cover more than 27 million hectares of the Earth’s surface
4. Logging: Though it is difficult to pinpoint an exact number of how many trees are cut down each year, the estimate is between 3.5 to 7 billion.
5. Infrastructure Expansion: Infrastructure and extractive industry lead directly and indirectly to deforestation, forest degradation, and increasingly precarious rights for forest peoples.
6. Oil Drilling: The oil extraction process results in the release of toxic drilling by-products into local rivers, while broken pipelines and leakage result in persistent oil spillage. In addition, the construction of roads for accessing remote oil sites opens remote lands to colonists and land developers.
7. Soy Production: Around 60 million acres are exclusively devoted to soy production in Brazil. Soy production for animal feed has doubled in the past 20 years as a result of the increased demand for meat and dairy products. Of the 346.02 million metric tons of soy produced each year globally, 80 percent is used for animal consumption.
The indigenous people are the frontline guardians and protectors of the Amazon Rainforest
The Amazon rainforest is the most biodiverse forest on the planet but is also the most deforested. Brazil, Bolivia, and Peru are hit the hardest by deforestation.
If the world wants to stop deforestation, we have to stop supporting the industries that are profiting from it.
A significant amount of total deforestation occurs in rainforests, which are home to over 50 percent of plants and animals on the planet. If we humans continue to burn and bulldoze our rainforests, thousands of species will continue to die each year.
More than 20 percent of the Amazon rainforest is already gone, and much more is severely threatened as the destruction continues.
How can you help?
Conscious consumption: reduce, reuse and recycle
Buy local products
Choose sustainable ways of living
Plant a tree
Choose organic products
Be informed and inform others
Speak up about injustices
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