Indigenous Activism

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It’s time to CARE FOR THE CANOPIES — and we can learn how to do it from indigenous people who have advocated for the rainforest for generations.

You might have known that the rainforest is home to millions of species of plants and animals, but did you know that people have also inhabited the rainforest for thousands of years? And every day, they see the threat of deforestation and biodiversity loss up close. Because of this, many have turned to activism — fighting to protect the RAINFORESTS they call home. These examples are just a few of the ways they are doing this.

Grassroots activism

For indigenous people, the pressure to protect the rainforest hits close to home. Many indigenous people have been inspired to take action — right where they are. People, like Awapy Uru-Eu-Wau-Wau, a chief of the Uru-Eu-Wau-Wau tribe in the Amazon, risk their lives to document illegal rainforest activities. Others, including Karop Alessandra Munduruku, leave their comfort zones to advocate for the rainforest both within and outside of their tribes.

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