Why do we need a REDD+ project in the Amazon

The Amazon is spread over 7 million km2 in nine South American states being the largest rainforest left on Earth. But is not just a huge section of rainforest, full of biodiversity: its role of climate regulation has influence over the entire globe.

The health state of this natural region is closely linked to global climate change as the rainforest stores 90 to 140 billion tons of CO2, likewise, the rivers of the Amazon provide about 17% of all fresh water on the planet regulating rainfall in Argentina, Uruguay, Chile, Bolivia and Paraguay.

However, despite all this data, this incredible biome has never been as threatened as it is today.

In the last 30 years, unregulated, unsustainable and even illegal extractive economies have accelerated the risk of losing forever what we know today as tropical rainforest.

More than 500km2 of Amazon rainforest have been lost, this is 2 times the surface of Ecuador, the agricultural frontier continues to approach the virgin forests of the Amazon putting it at risk involving the loss of biodiversity, droughts, devastating rains and above all, the release of millions of tons of CO2 into the atmosphere.

The scenarios of losing the rainforest forever are not far away, neither is one of our solutions: the Western Amazon REDD+ Grouped Project WARG aims to group as many areas as possible to protect them from all these threats, preserving what for millennia has been preserved and that unfortunately in recent years has no longer been protected, changing the paradigm in the communities with whom we will present a proactive position proposing solutions ranging from sharing knowledge to the acquisition of technology and software, changes in unsustainable practices and studies of the flora and fauna.

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With information from: WWF / FAO / UN / Nat GEO

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