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For our common home

The Amazon and its people are under threat



With new highways and railroads opening the forests to cattle ranching and industrial agriculture, the Amazon is losing one to three soccer fields worth of forest cover every minute!

Resource extraction

Driven by insatiable consumer demand, oil extraction and mining are polluting the Amazon’s land, air and waterways.

Communities at risk

Megaprojects like hydroelectricity dams are uprooting communities. Those who defend their territories are being threatened, criminalized and killed.



What can we do?

Becoming aware is the first thing to do. Through united action, informed Canadians can help protect the traditional defenders of the Amazon, who are saving our ecological future.

Read the Backgrounder


Defend the defenders and take action

Be the change.

Improve your life.

Show your care.

Teach by example.

Take the pledge

Stand with the Indigenous and traditional peoples.

Send them your support.

Sign the Solidarity Letter

Donate to help us support programs and projects that defend the people and forests of Amazonia.


The defenders

Indigenous and traditional peoples are on the frontlines of the struggle to preserve the Amazon. Hear from the Mura people and the seringueiros of Brazil and the Harakbut people of Peru.