Fire has devastated more than 3,500 square miles of Brazil’s Amazon forest since January, an 85% increase from last year. The fires were largely intentionally set by humans engaged in rampant, illegal deforestation of the Amazon for agriculture, specifically for cattle ranching, as the global demand for meat is on the rise. This devastation has staggering consequences, from the destruction of local wildlife and wildlands to the global health of our planet.
Our partners at Global Wildlife Conservation together with Earth Alliance, have launched the Amazon Forest Fund, which supports local organizations and indigenous communities working to protect the Amazon against illegal activities resulting in devastation. Earth Alliance committed $5 million to initiate the fund. 100% of donations go directly to partners on the ground helping to affect real change, immediately. Please consider donating to the Amazon Forest Fund to help stop the destruction now.