The Amazon is reaching a tipping point. The world’s largest rainforest, crucial for keeping global warming below 1.5 degrees, has lost 18 percent of its tree cover and is now emitting more carbon than it captures.

Rising temperatures, wildfires, and deforestation are causing the biome to struggle to produce its own rain, showing signs of drought.

This increasingly worrying scenario is reaching a point of no return, accelerating the climate crisis and threatening the survival of over 10% of all species of plants and animals on Earth and more than 400 Indigenous peoples, keepers of ancestral knowledge and guardians of the forest.
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The protectors of the Amazon

Indigenous people and local communities living in the Amazon play a crucial role in protecting the rainforest and its biodiversity. However, the pressure on Indigenous peoples and their territories is greater than ever:

deforestation, ecosystem degradation, extraction of natural resources, human rights violations, and territorial invasions.

All this on top of a global pandemic that not only affects the health of Indigenous and local communities but also exacerbates existing threats to their territories and resources.

Responding to this increasingly complex reality calls for urgent systemic changes that can only be achieved through collaboration by different actors at all scales. That’s where the All Eyes on the Amazon program comes in.