Shaping Amazonia’s future
The truth is, for us humans, the future will have its end if something drastic is not made in the present.
Save the lungs of planet Earth
We Have The Power Today To Change The Tomorrow!
Protecting the protectors
Indigenous peoples are the forest, the river, the biodiversity, the ecosystems, and the sacred spaces. According to a UN report, the embattled indigenous peoples of Latin America are by far the best guardians of the region’s forests, grounded in their ancient knowledge. While their demands for their rights have become increasingly visible in recent years, they have also been accompanied by increased persecution, racism, and assassinations. These peoples, whose contribution to the protection of forests is crucial, are rich when it comes to culture, knowledge, and natural resources, but some of the poorest when it comes to incomes and access to services. Paying indigenous and tribal communities for the environmental services of their territories has reduced deforestation in countries including Ecuador, Mexico, and Peru.
While we wait for such initiatives to become a reality in Brazil, MABI wants to do its bit to protect those who protect us and look after the well-being of our planet. This is the reason why we are launching a crowdfunding campaign, in which all funds raised will be transferred directly to the members of Aldeia Waninawa, without the mediation of our company. The funds will be used by the village members to build a school and create a space to grow their own food, as hunger and education are the main challenges they face today.
MABI knows first-hand the members of this tribe, with whom we have had the opportunity to live and learn from the knowledge of their ancestors; that is why, now more than ever, we believe that this is a cause worth fighting for. Indigenous peoples should be paid for the environmental benefits their stewardship provides, and for funding for the revitalisation of their ancestral knowledge of living in harmony with nature.
Until that time comes, we need your support to protect those who protect us. We need your support to protect the world’s best guardians of nature.