Indigenous groups living in the Amazon have come together to find solutions to save the Amazon rainforest.
Dozens of indigenous people gathered in the village of Kubenkokre, after travelling for days.
The meeting brought together former sworn enemies, the Kayapó and the Panará. These two groups were at war for decades, but have decided to put aside their differences to fight for a greater cause: save the Amazon rainforest, their home.
They accuse the current Brazilian government of promoting illegal mining, logging and agriculture, which are amongst the main causes of deforestation.
Remember, the Amazon rainforest is known as the “lungs of the world” and is home to about three million species of plants and animals.
What can we do to help?
1)Spread the word. This is impacting all of us!
3)Avoid palm oil: it is used to manufacture a lot of products that we use (lipstick, pizza dough, shampoo, margarine, cookies, soap, packaged bread, ice cream…) The demand for palm oil drives deforestation.
4)Vote: politics matter. It is important to make your voice heard.
5)Eat less meat: fires are highly suspected to have been deliberately started in efforts to illegally deforest land for settlement and cattle ranching.
6)Donate: there a some organizations who fight to protect the rainforest. Consider supporting the @rainforestactionnetwork @rainforesttrust @rainforestalliance @wwf @earthalliance @amazonwatch @amazonconservation