How to help the Amazon Rain Forest
Let’s save the Amazon Rain Forest!
You don’t have to be from Brazil, Bolivia or from the Amazon itself… However, you MUST do something to help the lungs of the world… Here are some options of the things you can do. We still have time, let work on it! Don’t just take care of how you look, your phone, your clothing or all the thing that in the future you could be trading for fresh air and fresh water.
Protect an acre of rainforest through the Rainforest Action Network.
Help buy land in the rainforest through the Rainforest Trust.
Support the rainforest’s indigenous populations with Amazon Watch.
Reduce your paper and wood consumption or buy rainforest safe products through the Rainforest Alliance.
Support arts, science, and other projects that raise awareness about the Amazon through the Amazon Aid Foundation.
Help protect animals living in the jungle with WWF.
Reduce your beef consumption. Rainforest beef is typically found in fast-food hamburgers or processed beef products.
Make your voice heard by signing a petition.
If you’re in a position to help protect the rainforest on a macroscale, Foreign Policy argues that one of the most powerful tools for protecting the region is to work with businesses rather than against them. This is particularly effective in the beef industry, because as Foreign Policynotes, domestic meat producers in Brazil work with international companies that “are committed to zero-carbon standards, in principle” and are more susceptible to public outcry than Bolsonaro. They suggest that trade, distribution, and financing deals that are dependent on protecting the rainforest and sustainability can be a boon to the planet and to Brazilians who depend on the rainforest for their livelihoods.