FOUR THINGS YOU CAN DO FOR THE AMAZON
This unique and irreplaceable natural treasure has been burning for more than two Weeks. The fires add to the historical pressures the Amazon jungle has suffered and increases the risk of one of the most biodiverse places in the planet changes to the point where there is little we can do to preserve it. Your help is vital.
1. Sign the petition
Faced the ecological devastation, WWF calls on the countries of the region - Brazil, Bolivia, Colombia, Peru, Ecuador, Venezuela, Guyana and Suriname - to protect the Amazon, fight deforestation and reduce the causes behind these fires. Keep reading...
2. Get Informed
The Amazon burns with more intensity for more than two weeks. The fires have severely affected the livelihoods of small local producers and indigenous peoples, and endangered thousands of species of animals and plants that live in these forests; We cannot forget that this region is home to at least 10% of the known biodiversity on the planet. However, this is not the only threat the Amazon biome faces.
The high rate of deforestation due to the expansion of agriculture and livestock, the growing mining concessions and the construction of hydropower dams which alter natural cycles and put at serious risk species such as river dolphins and migratory fish - are some of the multiple pressures that put the world's largest tropical forest at risk, as well as the natural services and benefits they provide to us and the integrity of the more than 34 million people living in the Amazon. More info here More info here.
3. Change your habits
Include more vegetarian options in your diet and choose products that are not associated with deforestation. Some proposals to start:
- Reduce your consumption of meat, not every day you need to consume animal protein in your meals.
- Buy products manufactured with wood material (construction material, furniture, boards, stationery, cardboard, packaging and home accessories) containing the FSC seal on its label. This is a guarantee of legal and sustainable wood where the extraction does not affect the natural processes of the forest.
4. Use your social power
We all reject what is happening in the Amazon, but we need to add our voice and spread the message. Therefore, share everything you can on social media networks. Talk with your friends and family about it. It is up to everyone to make this socially, economically and politically unacceptable, and contribute to prevent it from happening again in the future.
The more voices we have, the louder our call for urgent action will be. Together let's say the Amazon matters.