Despite its critical importance to life, the Amazon is under siege
Commercial industries threaten to disinherit living beings from their rainforest homes—13.2% of the Amazon forest biome has been lost due to deforestation and other causes. And the Amazon is burning at rates never seen before.
The Amazon is the largest rainforest on Earth, covering 1.4 billion acres across 9 countries. It is one of the world’s largest carbon stores and a top global conservation priority.
Millions of indigenous people rely on the rainforest for survival
Rainforest Trust and our partners help empower local indigenous communities to gain legal rights to their land so they can halt its destruction and sustainably manage protected areas. To date, we have helped protect 15.8 million acres of Amazon rainforest.
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