ANTHEM FOR THE AMAZON
Anthem for the Amazon is a collaboration to unite the world in a compelling call to action to save the world’s greatest rainforest through the universal language of music. 500 children from 50 different countries around the world came together to sing this global anthem and stand up for the Amazon rainforest. We hope you’ll sing along with them.
Meet the Voices
Esha Nijhoff Asser
2019 has been one of Amazon Aid’s busiest years in pursuing our mission to educate and inspire change to save the Amazon. We could not have done it without the thousands of individuals from around the world who have supported us in our endeavors to touch hearts and minds, and create global change to protect one of the world’s most important ecosystems.
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On October 6, bishops, priests, activists, scientists and indigenous leaders gathered in the gardens of Vatican City to plant a symbolic Amazonia tree. The ceremony marked the beginning of a three-week assembly known as the “Amazon Synod.” Led by Pope Francis, the...
The Amazon rainforest, the world’s largest center of biodiversity, faces tremendous adversity. With only about 80% of its cover remaining, scientists warn that it is on the tipping point of being converted from rainforest to savannah.
The Leticia Pact, Explainedby Charlie Espinosa October 7, 2019 On September 6, 2019, representatives from seven Amazon countries signed a pact intended to protect the rainforest by expanding regional cooperation. Indigenous leaders also attended the gathering, which...
by Charlie Espinosa September 24, 2019 On September 20, 2019, three activists with diverse specializations participated in a webinar to discuss the negative impact of illegal gold mining. Bonnie Abaunza, social campaign director for the films Blood Diamond and...
WHY EATING LESS MEAT MATTERS FOR THE PROTECTION OF THE AMAZON. The majority of today’s fires in the Amazon are caused by converting the forests into cattle ranches through the slash and burn technique.
by Sarah duPont September 4, 2019 Higher temperatures and deforestation of the Amazon causes the forests to dry out, making them more vulnerable to fires. Unfortunately, with the relaxation of regulations to protect the Amazon in countries like Brazil and Bolivia, the...
The Companies that are Contributing to the Amazon Fires: Use the Power of Your Wallet to Avoid Purchasing Products that are Destroying the Amazon
by Jana Gamble August 30, 2019 Many of you have been asking about what you can do to protect the Amazon. We know that the root cause of the fires that are currently raging through the region at an unprecedented rate is rapid deforestation for the purposes of...