The world's lung is in danger
The Amazon generates 20% of the planet's oxygen and the 25% of sweet water
The Amazon takes up a large territory of South America: Brazil, Peru, Colombia, Ecuador, Venezuela, Bolivia, Guyana y Surinam. The integrated part of Colombia is formed by 6 departments: Amazonas, Guaviare, Caquetá, Putumayo, Guainía and Vaupés. A large area that represents 40% of Colombia’s territory. In this area there is extreme poverty, riches are exploited indiscriminately for the benefit of people who do not live there and who have not only forgotten their inhabitants, but have damaged the ecological altar of the planet: The Amazon.
The indiscriminate cutting down of trees and mining are just a few of the most serious problems. The indigenous people that have lived there from centuries ago have seen their natural means of survival be reduced: the plants that served as sustenance are no longer sufficient, the fauna has been decreasing to important scales, and fish and other resources are scarce.
The Amazon fauna is one of the most biodiverse in the planet. The region makes up for more than 30% of the earth’s biodiversity and its name, “Amazon”, comes from the indigenous word “Amassunu”, which means “Noise of water, Water that resounds”. The Amazon is the home of millenary cultures that preserve the secrets and a millennial knowledge vital for humanity. To ensure its survival is to ensure the survival of the world as we know it.