Land purchase in the Amazon
The Amazon is on fire - SOS Amazonia!
The shocking images of the burning Amazon in Brazil are currently going around the world.
The irresponsible reaction of the Brazilian government shows once again who we are dealing with.
The lung of the earth is not only the basis of life for the indigenous people and animals on the spot, but for all of us vital.
Due to the election results 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. Deforestation has already increased by 84% since September 2018. 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 friendly 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. It is estimated that we will need a further €50,000 for reforestation, as a larger area of the territory has been cleared for livestock.
The piece of land is adjacent 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). The piece of land to be purchased borders on the other side on land where UNCONTACTED indigenous people live. The acquisition would thus benefit both peoples. In order to acquire the entire land (14,000 hectares) and reforest the deforested part, we must collect a total of over 500,0000 euros. We can start with 300,000 euros by buying half the land for the Huni Kuin. 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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Dear supporters of our project "Amazon land purchase"
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 82.000 Euros have been donated via betterplace.org and our Living Gaia bank account already!
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