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"Scientists say destroying indigenous areas of the Amazon rainforest will have an irreversible impact on the atmosphere of the planet. A new study said indigenous lands were "protected natural areas" accounting for 55% of the carbon stored in the Amazon basin." It said this land was at risk because governments had failed to recognise or enforce indigenous land rights.

Guardians of the Amazon Indigenous leaders in the Peruvian Amazon are defining a sustainable future for themselves Rainforest Alliance Amazon

Suma (Pfaffia paniculata) is a shrubby ground vine found in the Amazon rainforest. It tends to have a large established root system with a large taproot, similar to ginseng. For this reason, and its extremely wide range of benefits and uses, it is often referred to as Brazilian ginseng. Suma is one of the most popular medicinal plants locally around the Amazon indigenous populations, yet few studies have been done on this valuable plant. It is considered an adaptogen, meaning it…

15-Day Expedition to the Matses Indigenous Territory Off-the-beaten track expedition to the territory of the Matses tribe. This is a hard jungle program to one of the most remote areas of the Amazon rainforest, located near the Peru-Brazil borderline. Little exploration has been done and is inaccessible for most tourists to this non-touristic indigenous people. The trip is open to highly motivated, interested people who have the attributes of adaptability, versatility and are ...

It is essential to show special care for indigenous communities and their cultural traditions. They are not merely one minority among others, but should be the principal dialogue partners, especially when large projects affecting their land are proposed. Pope Francis, Laudato Si

Human Rights Victory in the Ecuadorian Amazon: Indigenous Sarayaku community won a major feat this year in the ongoing struggle to defend their territory from resource extraction.

Many times larger than life, the faces of indigenous Brazilian people illuminate the darkened Amazon Rainforest, projected directly onto the trees as a symbolic representation of their connection t…

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