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.

What’s happening?

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.

Supporting Avaaz

The Wishing Well was established in 2010 to offer children in out-of-home care, such as foster care and residential care, a range of healing and treatment options usually not accessible as a free therapy in mainstream health.

The Wishing Well raises funds to enable children and young people to access developmentally-appropriate and trauma-informed treatments shown to be highly effective in dealing with severe trauma and neglect. These therapies respond to the unique needs of each child and young person.

The Wishing Well is a not-for-profit incorporated charity organisation, established and managed by people seeking to improve outcomes for children and young people in out-of-home care and their families. The Wishing Well recognises the importance of the act of giving. We recognise the significance of the participation of community members and all donations are most appreciated.

The Wishing Well operates ethically, effectively and empathically with a view to achieving quality outcomes and a satisfying working environment, and as such we support organisations that encompass similar ideals.

The Wishing Well gratefully receives donations, funding and resources through bequests, corporate partnerships, fundraising events, grants, online donations and other fund raising activities. Money donated to The Wishing Well enables traumatised children access to healing therapies. Please see our website for more information:

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Act now

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.

https://secure.avaaz.org/en/amazon_corridor_loc/?slideshow

 

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