The Amazon Rainforest experienced its worst year of deforestation in over ten years in 2019. Now with the coronavirus spreading throughout a highly susceptible population of indigenous people and rising deforestation continuing to push the forest towards an irreversible tipping point, the forest and its people are in an extremely vulnerable state.
Join One Forest as we gather experts in Amazonian science, NGO leaders, and indigenous representatives in a panel discussion to better understand the current crisis in the Amazon region and raise money for the Amazon Emergency Fund for Covid-19 relief. The Amazon Action Forum will be a platform to share knowledge and connect with direct avenues of change to support the Amazon forest and its people.
Streamed on One Forest Facebook page and more, stay tuned!
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Sonia Guajajara, Indigenous Forest Guardian and National Coordinator of Brazil’s Association of Indigenous Peoples
Carlos Nobre, Leading Brazilian Climate Scientist
Atossa Soltani, Founder Amazon Watch
Leo Cerda, Indigenous Leader from the Ecuadorian Amazon
Rhett Butler, CEO and Founder of Mongabay
Glenn Hurowitz, CEO Mighty Earth
Philip Fearnside, Amazon Ecologist
Ivan Sawyer García, Founder and Director of Voices of Amerikua
Danny Blue, Founder of Oma, One Million Acres
More to be announced.
We’ll be premiering the teaser for One Forest’s short film The Tipping Point, other short films, and musical performances!
Our intention is to bring together a community of forest advocates in the urgency of the present crisis, for inspiration and enacting change. Join us for our free event offering.
We’ll be collecting donations for the Amazon Emergency Fund.