Protect an Acre of Rainforest in Ecuador

by Cofan Survival Fund
Protect an Acre of Rainforest in Ecuador
Protect an Acre of Rainforest in Ecuador
Protect an Acre of Rainforest in Ecuador
Protect an Acre of Rainforest in Ecuador
Sep 30, 2019

Why the Amazon is not burning in Ecuador

One of the big reasons Ecuador has not experienced the devastating fires that have swept the Brazilian Amazon is because indigenous groups like the Cofan are guardians of large swaths of land, protecting it from loggers and subsequent incursions of settlers looking to grow annual crops. This does not mean they are not feeling the effects of global climate change. While the Brazilian Amazon was especially dry during August, the Ecuadorian Amazon was experiencing record flooding.

The Ecuadorian government has been an environmental leader with its SocioBosque program that provides carbon credits for conserving forest. It has been a lifeline for the Cofan and other indigenous groups, but the payments have been getting delayed. Your contribution to the Cofan Survival Fund shows that the world cares about this important natural resource and carbon sink, and the people who protect it. 

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Cofan Survival Fund

Location: Oak Park, IL - USA
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Project Leader:
Claire Nicklin
Conifer, CO United States
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