Empowering the Amazon’s Guardians, Preserving Nature and Driving Change
The Amazônia Fund Alliance Program is dedicated to preserving the Amazon Rainforest by fostering collaboration among diverse stakeholders. We amplify global voices for Amazonian causes, pledge to secure clean water, flourishing forests, and indigenous heritage. Our alliance unites visionary companies to protect and promote the Amazon Rainforest for future generations.
Amazonia Fund Alliance Program is a platform which gives visibility to the different ecosystems present in the Brazilian part of the Amazonia Rainforest and helps the international community to better understand the different stakeholder’s situation and the challenges to face. Our mission is to source the projects to support, identify the needs depending on each territory and reach out to our international network for technical and financial support.
Our goal is to encourage reforestation, protect biodiversity and help the local communities to become economically sustainable. Successful experiences such as Sebastiao Salgado’s 600ha of tropical forest or Bernardo Paz’s Inhotim Foundation which preserves more than 1500 different species of trees and plants are just a few examples of what we can achieve as individuals and society to create new havens, encourage families to work to protect biodiversity and become sustainable by developing new models of agroforest economy.
- In the Amazonian states of Brazil, home to around 28 million residents, over one-third of the population lives below the poverty line. This poverty is primarily concentrated in urban areas, despite acute rural poverty. Significant social inequalities persist, particularly in education, healthcare, and access to essential services.
- The Amazonian states also harbour approximately 380,000 Indigenous people, comprising the largest share of Brazil’s Indigenous population. Unfortunately, these Indigenous communities often face harsh living conditions.
- Deforestation poses a severe threat to the Amazonian states, which contain about 60% of the Amazon rainforest, along with portions of critical ecosystems like the Cerrado and Pantanal. The Amazon rainforest alone is valued at a minimum of US$317 billion by the World Bank. It plays a vital role in global climate regulation, houses a quarter of all terrestrial biodiversity, and its “Flying Rivers” are crucial for South American agriculture and hydropower. Additionally, it sustains the livelihoods of many rural populations.
- Safeguarding the Amazonian forests is an urgent necessity, and organizations like AFAP are actively working to mitigate the escalating risk of reaching critical ecological tipping points.
* As reported by worldbank.org, 2023.