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
Indigenous peoples across the Amazon are confronting a human rights emergency. In 2019 alone, 33 Earth defenders were murdered in the region. From Brazil to Peru, Indigenous Earth defenders’ lives are increasingly at risk.
Mining, agribusiness, fossil fuels, logging, and narcotrafficking remain large drivers of conflict. Companies and governments are failing to act to prevent the genocide of Indigenous people. The Amazon, Mother Earth, and our climate cannot stand to lose another single Indigenous life.
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