The Amazon is the planet's largest rainforest and river basin. One in 10 known species lives here as well as 30 million people.
In the last 10 years 1.200 new species have been discovered in the Amazon: one every 3 days.
Forest destruction is the second major cause of global greenhouse emissions. In Brazil 75% of emissions is due to the Amazon deforestation.
Climate change could soon lead to a tipping point where the tropical forest collapses.
The elimination of deforestation is crucial to tackling climate chaos, conserving biodiversity and defending traditional cultures.

 

The Amazon tropical rainforest is one of the most imperilled ecosystems on earth. Its survival depends on the people who inhabit it. The inhabitants of the forest are the guardians and use the land without harming the plants and the animals that also call the rainforest their home. 

Amazônia Onlus supports the Amazon natives in the fight against the deforestation and for the conservation of the rainforest and its biodiversity.

Since 2004, the non-profit organization works to ensure education, health and sustainable development to local communities of the Amazon forest. In Brazil, Amazônia Onlus has carried out several projects of environmental conservation and social and humanitarian interventions, improving the quality of life of the Caboclo population and helping to protect approximately 600 thousand hectares of tropical forest. In Europe, the organization carries out awareness activities on the issues of environmental protection and biological and cultural diversity, as well as fundraising actions and environmental dissemination events.

The Amazon is vital for the future of the planet. We believe that it is not necessary to destroy it in the name of the economy, for development is possible through the responsible use of its natural resources.

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Visit the new official website for the Ecotourism at Xixuaú! Lots of infos, pictures and all the references you need to organize your once-in-a-lifetime trip to the Amazon!

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