About Amazon Aid
Amazon Aid Foundation is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization inspiring change through the use of multimedia projects to protect the Amazon Rainforest. AAF’s award-winning videos engage students in understanding the signficance of the Amazon. Together with scientists, artists, NGOS, global citizens and governments, AAF helps form a unified alliance to keep forests standing and demand responsibly sourced products. Along with a network of stakeholders in the Amazon, AAF develops legislation to protect and revitalize the Rainforest, including advocacy efforts for human rights and regulating illegal gold mining andd mercury usage.
Where We Work
Our work is focused on protecting and reforesting the Madre de Dios region of southeastern Peru where the Amazon rainforest meets the eastern slope of the Andes. Madre de Dios is one of the most biodiverse regions on the planet, harboring thousands of plant and animal species. Unfortunately, it is also a hotspot for illegal mining activity which causes rampant deforestation, mercury contamination, and ultimately accelerates the effects of climate change.