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In Amazonia, indigenous communities in Ecuador and Peru join forces to restore the Sacred Headwaters

The Amazon rainforest and the ancestral knowledge it contains are in danger of disappearing as the forest is exploited for its natural resources and converted to intensive agriculture. Home to 1,5 million of indigenous people who depend directly on its ecosystem services for their livelihoods, Amazonia also contains 10% of the world's terrestrial biodiversity and 20% of the world's freshwater reserves. Located between two affluents of the Amazon, on either side of the border between Ecuador and Peru, the Sacred Headwaters region, the richest reservoir of biodiversity in Amazonia, is particularly affected by oil extraction and the deforestation that precedes it. During a visit to the Reforest'Action offices, Domingo Peas Nampichkai, leader of the Achuar Amazonian people, and Atossa Soltani, director of the Amazon Sacred Headwaters Initiative, discussed the urgent need to preserve this region, which is essential to the ecosystemic balance of the Amazon rainforest, and the ambition of the project led by an alliance of indigenous organisations and to which Reforest'Action is contributing.

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Amazonia - Ecuador - Peru - Amazon Sacred Headwaters - Cuencas Sagradas

Amazon emergency: reforestation in action!

While Amazonia has been suffering from major fires for several weeks and the G7 has recently offered its assistance to Brazil, Reforest'Action is today launching #ReforestAmazonia, a major reforestation campaign. Objective: reduce deforestation and restore forests degraded by burning in Rondônia State, the most affected by deforestation in the Amazon.

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Amazonia - Brazil - planting - déforestation

Peru: 17,000 trees planted to restore the forest and biodiversity

Nearly 17,000 trees were recently planted in Peru by our partner in the field, the Urku Institute. Discover the photos of the plantations!

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Peru - reforestation - Amazonia