The rainforest plays a critical role in preserving the delicate equilibrium of our planet's climate. Overtaking the whole continental United States in size, the Amazon rainforest is the biggest and most biodiverse tropical rainforest on Earth. It is home to one-third of the planet's plant and animal species and provides one-fifth of the planet's freshwater supply.
For a long time, the misery of the Amazon was primarily ignored by the rest of the world, and even more so were the people living in the Amazon. ACF was born on the desire to provide the Amazon people an option to create sustainable living options that do not involve cutting trees, burning the forest, or working with companies and farmers, but instead, educate and help the local communities to discover innovative ways to live in the Amazon without destroying it. The Amazon rainforest is vital to the physical and cultural well-being of more than 400 indigenous groups.
It is easy to say that the Amazon needs to remain intact when you live far away and access your every need. However, those born in the Amazon often need to live off the forest or use their land to provide for their families.
"The Amazon people love and respect the forest and want to keep it safe. They will always choose to keep it as long as they have options to provide for their communities”. Camila Saunier – Co-Founder
In 2020, more than 28 million people were estimated to reside within the Legal Amazon area in Brazil. Since 1970, the resident population in the region has nearly quadrupled. The Amazon rainforest is vital to the physical. Yet, there are more than 4.1 million people in Amazonas. According to government data, only 14.95 percent of them are served by a sewage system that is either treated or not.
"Our mission is to achieve true preservation of the Amazon by training and empowering the local communities to live dignified lives through activities oriented to preserving the Amazon rainforest and biodiversity." Luciano Oliveira - Co-Founder
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