WHY SHOULD YOU CARE?
The Amazon is BEAUTIFUL! And is teeming with LIFE; home to more plants and animals than any other place on earth. Lots of people live there too! 400-500 Indigenous tribes inhabit the Amazon. Their traditional and cultural beliefs have existed for centuries, providing lots of knowledge about the Amazonian forests. Then there are the trees! Did you know that there are 4 times more TREES in the Amazon than stars in the MILKY WAY? The great amassing of trees make their own rainfall, releasing approximately 20 billion TONS of moisture into the atmosphere daily, seeding the rain clouds that travel the earth. The rivers also carry ONE FIFTH of the planet’s fresh water to sea. THAT’S A LOT OF WATER! Did you know that the trees and plants pull in toxic levels of carbon dioxide and release OXYGEN back into the atmosphere giving us 20% of the AIR that we breathe? They say that the Amazon is the most important land system for reducing climate change, storing 11 years of global carbon emissions keeping the world COOLER. How COOL is that?
So why should i care if the amazon gets destroyed?
Today the Amazon is being deforested and threatened. It is now at the tipping point and the important natural things that the Amazon gives the world could one day be gone.
what would happen if the amazon no longer existed?
Think about it.
What can you do?
Keep the trees standing, reforest, be a better consumer, share your voice!
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WHY AMAZON AID?
EDUCATE | ACTIVATE | PROTECT
Amazon Aid EDUCATES global audiences, ACTIVATES scientists, organizations, artists, thought leaders and citizens to engage in solutions that PROTECT the Amazon Rainforests.
Amazon Aid produces award winning multimedia projects to EDUCATE about the Amazon rainforest. The global release of the documentary film “River of Gold”, accompanying curriculum for schools, and social impact campaign exposes the illicit, dangerous, and growing threat of Artisanal and small scale gold mining( ASGM), and the consequent release of mercury into the Amazon ecosystem. Building coalitions Amazon Aid will ACTIVATE NGO’s, stakeholders, companies, governments, and global citizens to demand a clean supply chain for gold from the mines to the consumer, promote safe environmental mercury free mining practices within mining zones, and demand governance to PROTECT the Amazon rainforest.