Other Ways to Help the Amazon Rainforest

There are several organizations already directly involved in protecting and preserving the rainforests and peoples of Amazonia. Unfortunately, they do not have the financial resources and reach of Amazon.com or Jeff Bezos. While the signatures and small contributions most people could make to them are important, imagine what they would be able to achieve with billions of dollars from big donors.

  • Amazon Conservation Team – works to fight climate change, protect the Amazon and empower indigenous peoples.
  • Amazon Frontlines – supports the struggles of indigenous peoples to defend their rights to land, life and cultural survival.
  • Amazon Watch – protects the rainforest, defends indigenous rights and works to address climate change.
  • Cultural Survival – supports Indigenous Peoples’ struggle in defense of their identities, lands, and human rights.
  • Greenpeace International – petitions and direct action in defense of the Amazon and other endangered places and species.
  • Pachamama Alliance – partners with indigenous peoples in the Amazon to stand for their rights and the rights of Nature.
  • Rainforest Action Network – protects the Amazonian rainforest and rainforests around the world.
  • Rainforest Foundation – supports indigenous communities of Central and South America in securing land rights and protecting their lands.
  • Rainforest Trust – buys and protects land in rainforests around the world.
  • Sacred Headwaters – protects the ancestral territory of more than 20 indigenous nationalities and peoples in the headwaters of the Amazon River.
  • Survival International – works with indigenous tribes to preserve their rights and protect their lands.
  • TreeSisters – funds tropical reforestation efforts, with indigenous species, local knowledge, and promoting women’s participation.
  • The World Wide Fund for Nature – works to protect the countless species in the Amazon and around the world.

Some of these link descriptions come from http://cfgreateratlanta.org/2019/08/23/amazon-rainforest/, others include or summarize descriptions from the linked sources.

Do you know about any other organizations doing good work protecting the Amazon rainforest and its people? Please let us know in the comments below.

Published by Novasutras Movement

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