About Amazon Aid
The Amazon Aid Foundation (AAF) is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization harnessing the power of multimedia and film to educate about the importance of the Amazon and the implications of its destruction while promoting working solutions to protect it. AAF’s award-winning projects affect global policy change and activate audiences worldwide to engage in sustainable approaches to protect the Amazon and demand responsibly sourced products. Our multimedia, accompanying educational curriculum, and social impact campaigns empower alliances of students, scientists, artists, NGOs, governments, and global citizens, and support stakeholders in the Amazon to further legislation and sustainable methods to protect and revitalize the rainforests. AAF supports and promotes advocacy efforts related to human and indigenous rights, clean water, the protection of species and habitat, and the regulation of illicit and unregulated gold mining and 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 illicit mining activity which causes rampant deforestation, mercury contamination, and ultimately accelerates the effects of climate change.