To combat deforestation in the Amazon and seek enforcement of the land rights of indigenous peoples living there, while calling to account companies, investors, governments and agri-businesses that abuse their power to profit from destroying the rainforest.
Brazil, Ecuador and Peru
Rainforests provide us with oxygen and fresh water, store greenhouse gases and help keep the planet cool. Over 150 million indigenous people are dependent on the forests where they have lived for centuries. Yet these forests are being destroyed by the hour by unfettered logging (legal and illegal), the expansion of arable land and extractive industries. Non-indigenous small-scale farmers in or near the forest are also threatened by the advance of large-scale agriculture and mining companies.
All Eyes on the Amazon combines the forces of environmental and human rights activists, state-of-the-art-technology, international law and the knowledge of the indigenous peoples of the Amazon. Radar satellite technology, drones and evidence from local communities pinpoint when and where deforestation takes place and help investigate those responsible. Partners and indigenous communities are trained to use this technology, as well as how to start (international) lawsuits and mobilize the public through (worldwide) campaigns. All partners take coordinated action to stop those destroying the forest.