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Saving the Amazon

Green Ekii supports the SAVING THE AMAZON foundation in its effort to save the Amazon rainforest. Learn more about them here: Saving the Amazon is an NGO dedicated to the conservation of the Amazon through the planting of trees by local indigenous communities.

 

Why do we do it?

Saving the Amazon seeks the following objectives:

  • Reverse climate change
  • Support indigenous communities     
  • Conserve the biodiversity of fauna and flora in the amazon forest 
  • Protect water sources
  • Combat multidimensional poverty of indigenous peoples
 

How do we do it?

Saving the Amazon, thanks to donations from companies such as Green Ekii, provides financial contribution, training, education, and general assistance to 30 indigenous communities of the Amazon rainforest, so that using their ancestral knowledge, they plant new trees and care for them until their maturity. So far, they have managed to plant 66,000 trees with the help of these communities.

 

Why the Amazon?

  • The Amazon is the most important place on earth, hosting 30% of the world's biodiversity
  • It is inhabited by more than 350 indigenous groups
  • It has the largest carbon reserve on the planet, its conservation is vital to combat climate change
  • Loggers, miners, and farmers deforest the Amazon every year
  • Currently 17% of its surface has already disappeared, and at the current rate of deforestation, in 30 years it could see half its surface reduced, putting the entire planet at risk.

 

Communities that Save the Amazon supports 

  • 30 communities impacted in Vaupés, Caquetá, Chocó, Putumayo
  • 2 countries: Colombia and Brazil.
  • 920 families benefited
  • 60 thousand hectares of conservation
  • 66810 trees planted
  • 3 Colombian government forest compensation projects