Join with Avaaz and help protect the Amazon forest
About the Amazon
The Amazon rainforest is the largest tropical rainforest in the world, covering over five and a half a million square kilometres. Over half of the Amazon rainforest is located in Brazil but it is also located in other South American countries. The Amazon is vital to life on earth. 10% of the world’s known species live in this magnificent rainforest, and this includes 20% of the world’s bird species that live in the rainforest. It is home to around 2 and a half million different insect species as well as over 40000 plant species, and its billions of trees play a key role in mitigating global climate change.
Avaaz is at the head of a global campaign to create a huge global push to save the Amazon.
“An ambitious project is underway to create the largest environmental reserve in the world, protecting 135 million hectares of Amazon forest. That’s more than twice the size of France! But it won’t happen unless Brazil, Colombia and Venezuela’s leaders know the public wants it. That’s where we come in.” – Avaaz
What can we do?
Colombia has said that it is on board with the plan to create the largest environmental reserve. Together, we can create a global push to save the forest by combining petitions from Brazil, Colombia, Venezuela and the rest of the world, to give the Colombian president the support he needs to convince Brazil and Venezuela.
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Experts say that this reserve would be a total game-changer for stopping rampant deforestation. Join with Avaaz and sign the petition now, and when it reaches 1 million signers, indigenous leaders will deliver the petition and polls directly to the three governments.