Why Should you get involved?
Life on Earth relies on the existence of rain forests. Because they absorb greenhouse gases from the atmosphere, they serve as a natural defense against climate change by supplying air, water, food, and shelter to a wide variety of organisms.
Here are a few important reasons why you should join The Amazon Community Foundation.
1-There has been an increase in carbon emissions from tropical forests.
Deforestation and forest loss by humans have led tropical forests that formerly acted as carbon sinks to now to emit more carbon than they absorb, according to a 2017 study published in the journal Science. We can’t, however, abandon the tropical woods. As part of our efforts to combat climate change, we must reestablish their capacity to store carbon.
2-Deforestation impacts all of us
One in four people throughout the world relies on forests for their livelihoods.
A quarter of the world’s population relies on forest resources for their livelihoods, and the UN Food and Agriculture Organization estimates that 1.2 billion people utilize trees in their fields to provide food and money. Conservation may be achieved by sustainable, forest-based livelihoods incentivized by conservation.
3-Small daily choices can change the world.
You can help the Amazon by choosing green products and companies invested in sustainable projects that are primarily aimed at reducing greenhouse gas emissions or supporting the use of clean energy, including native forest set-asides for large farms and practices that nurture soil health increase productivity on existing farmland.
4-We can rescue the Amazon Rainforest if we work together.
The best strategy for preserving forests and safeguarding natural resources is to work in conjunction with the local community.
The Amazon Community Foundation works closely with Indigenous people, local leaders, and municipal governments to promote sustainable development projects that create sustainable jobs that are crucial to protect the forests and other natural resources.
5-There has been an increase in carbon emissions from tropical forests.
The deforestation and forest loss caused by humans, according to a 2017 study published in the journal Science, has resulted in tropical forests that were previously carbon sinks now emitting more carbon than they absorb. We can’t, however, abandon the tropical woods. As part of our efforts to combat climate change, we must reestablish their capacity to store carbon.
6-The Biodiversity of the Amazon Rainforest.
A great degree of variation in an ecosystem, such as the Amazon rainforest, is referred to as “biodiversity.” As a biodiverse place, the Amazon rainforest is THE world’s most diverse. Over 2,500 tropical tree species (or one-third of all tropical tree species that exist on Earth) contribute to the rich ecosystem of the rainforest.
Biodiversity is increasingly in jeopardy. Human activity is encroaching on, altering, and transforming ecosystems both in the Amazon and across the world. Biodiversity and environmental functions are affected as a result of these changes.
Amazon community Foundation aims to help local communities and local farmers to work together to reduce carbon footprint. You can do your part and help us incentivize Amazon landowners, small farmers and indigenous groups to work together and reduce carbon footprint.
What Can I Do to Help the Amazon Rainforest?
- Hold businesses responsible.
- Reduce your paper and wood use.
- Reduce your oil use.
- Reduce your meat consumption.
- Invest in rainforest communities.
- Donate your time and talents.
- Ask for donations instead of birthday gifts.
- Support Rainforest ACF and other charities that work directly with the Amazon communities
- Donate to our causes