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...and put it in Indigenous hands forever ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌

Two squirrel monkeys sitting in trees in the Ecuadorian Amazon

Sylvia,

For hundreds of generations, the Huaorani Tribe of Ecuador has lived in harmony with the rainforest, alongside sloths, endangered birds, and majestic jaguars.

But now a road has opened up access to their home – bringing in oil and timber companies who want to bulldoze millions of trees and evict them from their land.

It’s a humanitarian and ecological catastrophe. But we can help make it stop.

A small but determined conservation group is working with the Huaorani people to buy up strategic plots of land before they can be sold for drilling and logging. If we all chip in, we can create a buffer zone that shields vast swathes of Amazon rainforest from development – but we need to move fast.

Every dollar will protect one square metre of rainforest – making sure it stays in Huaorani hands forever. Can you chip in today?

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The Save the Native Forest Foundation has been doing an extraordinary job with limited funds – choosing parcels of land that make it particularly hard for oil and timber companies to press ahead with their destructive plans.

But this is a David vs. Goliath fight – and faced with fierce corporate interests, these heroes need all the help they can get to accelerate their land purchases and advocate for better government protection.

It’s one thing to protect land. But to ensure that land remains habitable for the communities who’ve been protecting it for the last ten thousand years is a kind of legacy that lasts forever.

Small donations from each of us could mean thousands of protected hectares for the people and animals who desperately need this habitat to survive – and will help power campaigns to preserve other critically important ecosystems. Are you in?

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Thanks for all that you do,
Emma and the SumOfUs team


More information:

‘Like losing half the territory.’ Waorani struggle with loss of elder, and of land to oil (commentary), Mongabay. 21 March 2021.

And The Rainforest Wept: Oil And The Exploitation Of Ecuador’s Indigenous Peoples, The Organization for World Peace. 8 June 2022.

Indigenous Groups Are Key to Reversing Amazon Destruction, Scientific American. 12 November 2022.

Ecuador expands oil extraction from Amazon reserve, Phys.org. 12 April 2022.

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