Planting the seeds for the next generation
Preserving traditional knowledge
Supporting the Amazon rainforest and the Yawanawá means preserving the forest way of life, ensuring elders have support to pass down their traditional knowledge practices to new generations so they may continue to uphold their unique identity into the 21st century.
Alliance with female leaders
The advent of female Yawanawá leaders is a new era for Indigenous leadership. By supporting this new generation of female leaders and role models, we are supporting the end of the gender gap in education, participation, and decision-making around the world.
Amazonian communities face various challenges, including the emerging threat of COVID-19 and accelerated climate change. We are working together to assist the Yawanawá in times of need, providing funds for emergency supplies, medical expenses, travel, food, resources and whatever else comes into need for the villagers.
Guardians of the Rio Gregorio territories in Acre, Brazil
The Amazon Rainforest is the world’s largest tropical rainforest and home to thousands of Indigenous people
Covering over 5.5 million square kilometres, it spans 9 countries in total: Brazil, Bolivia, Peru, Ecuador, Colombia, Venezuela, Guyana, Suriname, and French Guiana. The Amazon Rainforest moderates local and global weather patterns releasing approximately 20 billion tons of moisture into the atmosphere daily.
One-quarter of all medicinal plants, many from the Amazon, are derived from tropical forests. Many medicinal plants of the Amazon Rainforest have not been documented yet. For the past 10 years, a new species has been discovered every 3 days in the Amazon. It is home to approximately 40,000 plant species and 1,300 bird species and counting.