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How to Help Amazon Rainforest Fires

How to Help Amazon Rainforest Fires

If you haven’t heard, the Amazon in Brazil is on fire. And yes, its very serious.

Media doesn’t even begin to cover how it impacts the Amazon’s natives.

Needless to say, it’s a tragedy. Please consider these options to help the Amazon’s recovery. All support is welcome.

1. Donate

The following organizations help the Amazon in their own ways including indigenous inhabitants support, forest regrowth, wildlife rehabilitation and more. We recommend doing your research on each. Ultimately, it’s up to you to decide which efforts you want to support.

Amazon Conservation

Support current efforts to help affected areas, provide prevention training, and educate on sustainability management

Amazon Frontlines

Defend indigenous rights to land, life and cultural survival in the Amazon rainforest

Amazon Team

Protect the forest and it’s guardians

Amazon Watch

Protect the rainforest, defend indigenous rights, and address climate change 

One Tree Planted

Help fight deforestation in the Amazon. $1 = 1 tree planted

Rainforest Alliance

Bring real, measurable benefits to forests, communities, and wildlife in vulnerable landscapes around the world

Rainforest Foundation

 Support indigenous communities in the Amazon who are protecting their territories from being destroyed and fighting to protect their rights which are under attack

Rainforest Trust

Support conservation action and indigenous lands in the Amazon

Ran

Support grassroots leadership and local organizations in forest regions to protect threatened forest lands and to protect the human rights of communities that have co-existed with and depended on these regions for generations

World Wildlife

Conserve nature and reduce the most pressing threats to the diversity of life on Earth.

2. Reduce your Carbon Footprint

Although it wont necessarily make a direct  impact, do what you can to reduce your meat intake, trash accumulation and litter. Imagine if everyone started living a zero-waste lifestyle, the environmental impact would be significant.

3. Contact your Elected Officials and Speak Out

Change within the system is often what we need most. Contact your elected officials here or send a message here.

4. Spread the Word

Tell your friends and family about what’s going on. Post about it on social media. Share actionable ways to help. Don’t be silent. The Amazon needs our support.

5. Pray

Simple, but important. The least we can do is send the Amazon our loving intentions. #PrayfortheAmazonas

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