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The Ancient Shihuahuaco: the Amazon’s tree of life

The Ancient Shihuahuaco: the Amazon’s tree of life

  The affinities of all the beings of the same class have sometimes been represented by a great tree. I believe this simile largely speaks the truth. — Charles Darwin No story is as old and universal as the tree of life. In Nordic mythology, a huge tree connects...

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Before the Ball Drops – 2019 in Review and What’s to Come in 2020

Before the Ball Drops – 2019 in Review and What’s to Come in 2020

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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Shop Clean Gold and 25% of Your Purchase Will Support the Amazon

Shop Clean Gold and 25% of Your Purchase Will Support the Amazon

Starting this Black Friday we’re partnering with Reflective Jewelry, the only #FairtradeGold jeweler in the United States. Black Friday through Giving Tuesday, Reflective Jewelry will be donating 25% of each purchase to the Amazon Aid Foundation – when you use the code AAF.

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Pope Francis Commissions Synod to Protect the Amazon

Pope Francis Commissions Synod to Protect the Amazon

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...

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The Path of an Amazon Defender

The Path of an Amazon Defender

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.

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The Leticia Pact, Explained

The Leticia Pact, Explained

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...

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