Join with Avaaz to help save the Amazon

 

What’s happening?

The Amazon provides 20% of the planet’s oxygen, 10% of our biodiversity, our best defense against climate change and is home to unique indigenous peoples. The Amazon is vital to life on earth. 10% of known species live in this magnificent rainforest, and its billions of trees play a key role in mitigating global climate change. The fate of the Amazon rainforest is dangling by a thread. After declining for a few years, deforestation rates started rising again last year, and shot up in Brazil by 190% in August and September 2014. Current laws and enforcement strategies are failing to stop the loggers, miners and ranchers. The best way to regenerate the forest is by creating large reserves,

Avaaz’s efforts

Here’s the idea — the world’s first, international, fully protected, incredibly massive, reserve park! A million of us have already backed this idea and the Colombian government supports it! Now we just need to win Brazil. Experts say this reserve would be a total game-changer for stopping rampant deforestation.

The Avaaz community has fought for our forests before, helping to face down threats to the Amazon in Bolivia, Peru and Brazil.

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:

http://thewishingwell.org.au/

How you can help

This park will be twice the size of France. We are within striking distance of winning — one of the best things we ever did. But as soon as it gets close to a win, the ranching and mining lobbies will come hard at it with fistfuls of corrupt money. This is an opportunity to win a tangible and vital project that could help guarantee all of our futures. If it works, this could be replicated in all the world’s most important forests. Together, this could plant a seed that helps look after the whole world.

You can join with Avaaz to help make the Amazon the world’s largest park:

https://secure.avaaz.org/en/save_the_amazon_fr_rb_loc/?fp

 

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