Former Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro made it no secret that it was his “dream” to destroy the Amazon, tearing it open for unchecked exploitation by miners, farmers, and loggers.
He lost his re-election bid – and the new administration under President Lula da Silva is now doing everything it possibly can for the Amazon. But the election was VERY close. We need to Bolsonaro-proof the Amazon, and we need to do it now – before someone like him wins again.
Now thanks to a brilliant new policy launched in two Brazilian states – we can. These states want to legally recognise Indigenous and traditional community Amazon lands, in effect protecting them permanently. And we can help.
Our partner Rainforest Trust is working directly with local partners to get more than 2 million acres of Amazon forest protected under this system, across SIX territories that have been inhabited by Indigenous People and traditional communities for generations.
Every $/€/£ 1 that is donated helps ensure protection for an acre of real Amazon forest — and right now, all donations will be matched by a generous donor, doubling your impact. Your donation will directly protect the Amazon forest and its people - can you help Bolsonaro-proof the Amazon?
Every extra dollar we raise will be used to fight the kind of corporate exploitation destroying this and other natural places.