Nearly 90% of Brazil’s Amapá state is pristine, protected Amazon rainforest: it’s home to the largest tropical forest park in the world.
These unexplored forests and conservation areas are now being opened up to dams, gold mining and mega-developments, and it’s happening fast.
Drilling for oil, or excavating for dams and mines will have ricochet effects across the whole state and Amazon region. In fact, it already has: one large dam has already destroyed hundreds of square kilometres of forest, with many more small- and medium-sized dams to come.
These industries are causing ecological and social devastation across the state.
But when we act together, we can be more powerful than all these industries combined.
All over the world people are waking up to the threat that extractive industries are posing to our planet and its people. As a global campaigning organisation, SumOfUs works by harnessing the collective power of those rising up against corporate exploitation.
Join us in fighting to protect Amapá’s conservation areas and indigenous territories.