Amazon is the World’s largest Rainforest – 6.7million km2. (Western Europe is just 2.27 million km2).
75 billion tonnes of carbon stored in the trunks and branches of the trees (over a ¼ of global forests total).
400 billion trees releasing 20 billion tonnes of water each day, affecting weather patterns all over the world.
We are currently losing around 5 American football fields of Amazonian trees per minute. This was over 1156800 hectares in the last recorded year (Ending July 2022).
The Amazon rainforest has been a huge carbon sink, but in 2021 and for the first time in human history, scientists declared it is emitting more CO2 than it is able to absorb.
Scientists mark the tipping point of the Amazon as a tipping point for our global ecosystem, stating that if we lose the Amazon we will freefall into an irreversible global eco-disaster.
Indigenous People make up 5% of the global population but protect over 80% of the world’s biodiversity.
Indigenous-led conservation is proven to be the most effective method of protecting nature.
Estimated $850+ billion was spent in 2021 to combat climate change. And this is rising significantly each year.
In the last decade, less than 0.74% of funding has supported Indigenous Peoples rights and forest management
Only 17% of these funds went to projects that involved an Indigenous organisation (representing 0.13% of funding)
The whole basin is approx. 499.8677 square kilometres. Roughly 1.2 x the size of France or 18.5 x the size of the Netherlands.
No other area has such a combination of issues, Soy, Mining, Logging and other Agriculture.
The Tapajós Basin is often described as the last threshold. If we do not manage to stop extraction and destruction here, we are in danger of losing the whole Amazon.
Where the highest degree of biodiversity meets the highest degree of monoculture (Soy Highway)
The region forms a barrier to areas of the Amazon that sparsely populated and extremely vulnerable.
We are proud to work in close partnership with CITA – Conselho Indígena Tapajós Arapiuns (Tapajós Arapiuns Indigenous Council) .
They are a socio-political representative organization of 14 Indigenous groups in the lower Tapajós region spanning over 100 communities.
They promote civil rights and social, political, economic and cultural well-being of the Indigenous peoples of this region, through organizational strengthening, articulation and integration of the struggle of the local, regional and national Indigenous movement
You don’t have to be in the forest to join the fight.