The Amazon Rainforest Conservancy (ARC) is a registered Canadian Charity. We protect threatened tropical rainforest habitats in the Peruvian Amazon to conserve and restore the biodiversity of species and ecosystems for the benefit of future generations.
IT’S NOT JUST ABOUT SAVING TREES AND WILDLIFE
– IT’S ABOUT SAVING OURSELVES.
Scientists are raising the alarm. The humidity levels of the Amazon are dropping. The wet-adapted tree species and the animals that live there are in crisis. The Amazon rainforest has reached a tipping point and is being reduced to a degraded savannah. Essentially, the Amazon rainforest is dying.
Should we care? Yes, we should care. A lot.
We’ve witnessed the destruction first hand. We’ve seen vast areas of rainforest destroyed by logging and slash and burn farming. We’ve visited illegal gold mining camps that have transformed pristine wilderness into mercury polluted “moonscapes”. We’ve walked on roads which cut through previously remote and inaccessible areas where indigenous people live in voluntary isolation.
The death of the Amazon will release massive amounts of carbon leading to extreme weather events and disease outbreaks – which we’re already experiencing. The reduction in rainfall will lead to water and food shortages, and mass extinctions of plant and animal species affecting families and economies worldwide. So yes, …it’s serious.
It’s more important than ever that we stand together to protect and defend what’s left of the Amazon Rainforest.
Protecting the Lowland Forests of the Amazon basin
Tambopata, Madre De Dios, Peru
Protecting the Cloud Forests of the Amazon basin
Tarapoto, San Martin, Peru
Protecting the Headwaters of the Amazon basin
COMING IN 2023
WELCOME TO EARTH!
EARTH stands for Environment Activities & Rainforest Teaching Hub. Our mission is to teach students about the natural world through stories, videos and activities. We hope to inspire a greater appreciation of our environment and encourage the passion needed to save it!
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