The Artists for Amazonía campaign is harnessing the power of creative and entertainment influencers to catalyze global action in response to the crisis in the Amazon rainforest and threats to indigenous earth defenders. Together, we are advocating for Amazon’s permanent protection.
The Amazon rainforest stabilizes regional and global weather patterns, drives rainfall and helps curtail climate change, but it is reaching an irreversible tipping point which threatens our climate and collective future, requiring urgent action.
Indigenous peoples have effectively conserved their rainforest territories for millenia and yet their rights, lives and territories are facing increasing threats. Defending the defenders of the Amazon is an environmental, human rights and racial justice priority.
(In order of appearance)
Albert Hammond, Jr.
and Joaquin Phoenix
The COVID-19 pandemic has created an additional crisis for indigenous and traditional peoples across the Amazon Basin. In response, they have called for an immediate moratorium on any activity that includes the entering of foreign persons into indigenous territories, the development of mining activities, logging, oil exploration and extraction, industrial agriculture, religious proselytization, or increased militarization.
Demand that Amazonian governments and corporations doing business there follow through with concrete action and immediately cease all destructive and extractive activities on indigenous lands!
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