Land purchase in the Amazon

Due to current events, we are now calling on all people to donate money to buy land in the Brazilian rainforest for the preservation of the indigenous peoples, animals, flora and fauna living there.
Why now?
Due to the political situation in Brazil, the rainforest and the indigenous peoples are massively threatened. We are all called upon to protect the last large living forest and also the last retreat for untouched cultures. Since September 2018, deforestation has already increased by 84%. So we have no more time to lose. It is time to act.
What does that mean in concrete terms?
We want to make it possible for the indigenous people of the Huni Kuin to buy a piece of land in Acre, Brazil, in the community of Jordao. For over 6 years we have had personal contact with the Huni Kuin tribe.
The approx. 14,000 ha large piece of land is currently owned by a Brazilian farmer and is for sale. The entire land is to be sold for 2 million Brazilian real; it is possible to buy half of the land for 1 million real, which corresponds to approximately 250,000 euros depending on the exchange rate. Since a larger area of the territory has been cleared and deforestated for livestock, we need at least another 50.000€ for the consultation of lawyers, the registration and taxes of the land purchase as well as for reforestation.
The piece of land neighbours to another piece of land that is already privately owned by Huni Kuin on the Tarauacá River (bought about 20 years ago by the chief of Huni Kuin with prize money for a film). On the other side it borders on land where UNCONTACTED indigenous people live. The purchase would thus benefit both peoples. In order to purchase all the land (14,000 hectares) and reforestation we have to collect an estimated 565,0000 euros. With 300.000€ half of the land can be bought and reforested.

Basically, land is to be bought in the Amazon region in order to bring it into the private possession of the indigenous people themselves and thus protect it from exploitation and offer the indigenous people a permanent habitat. What the reserves have achieved so far is no longer safe in the future. The reserves are in state ownership and are now endangered.

The donated money will be used to secure land for indigenous cultures while protecting the forest and all its inhabitants.

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What can I do?
Donate to our Living Gaia e.V. account. A donation receipt will be sent to you at the beginning of next quarter (please send your name, address and amount by email to

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Press kit

Land purchase project

Dear supporters of our project "Amazon land purchase"

Welcome to the forest

thank you very much for your donations!

We are very happy and motivated to continue with our goal of creating and maintaining a safe, sustainable habitat for the Huni Kuin and the Amazon with its flora and fauna.

Over 85.000 Euros have been donated via and our Living Gaia bank account already!

Would you like to use a donation as a (birthday) gift?
Perfect, you can download an official donation receipt on your own if you donate via You can also enter the name in whose name you want to donate. You will receive all instructions in an email from after a successful donation.

You want to tell your family/friends/colleagues about the project and need some information in your hands?
You can download our informative new flyer about the project free of charge online in a PDF version. There are two QR codes, so it's easier to get all the important information on your mobile phone. For a newer model the normal camera is sufficient, for older models a QR code scanner is required. Here is a link for QR scanners for Android or iOS. It is also a very good way to spread the project in a more sustainable and resource-saving way.

Would you like to get involved and support us?
Contact Marie or Alexandra and tell them about your specific ideas how you can support the project. Maybe you would like to organize a school donation run/marathon, a bazaar/flea market, singing circles/donation concerts. There are many possibilities, let's be creative together! Get some inspiration from former events.