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In harmony with nature

Living Gaia e. V. encourages exchange between Indigenous Amazonian and non-Indigenous cultures. The non-profit association’s latest project gives the Huni Kuin, an indigenous people in the Brazilian state of Acre, a voice and supports them in protecting their homes – the Amazon rainforest.

It’s a cause of global significance, because standing up for indigenous groups like the Huni Kuin means contributing to the protection of the rainforest.

Brazil’s forests are on fire

The Amazon is the largest tropical rainforest on earth. But the green lungs of our planet are under threat. In the past years there have been more forest fires than ever before and every day several thousand hectares of forest are being lost. The consequences: More and more animal species are becoming extinct, the global climate is warming and regional weather extremes are becoming more frequent.

The situation is critical

As satellite images show, Indigenous territories have a high potential to resist deforestation. The pressure on these lands, however, has dramatically increased since the Bolsonaro government from 2018-2022.

Although Brazil’s new President Lula da Silva promised to end deforestation, this is difficult to realize. The agribusiness remains Brazil’s most influential sector. Illegal mining and logging operated by internationally operating criminal organizations pose additional threats to the Amazonian ecosystems. The habitat of the Huni Kuin is in danger.

It is not too late yet

We can do something: An effective way to protect the Huni Kuin and their home, the rainforest, is through land purchase. With your donation, a land of 16.000 hectares can be acquired land in the community of Jordão. It will be managed by a local foundation with representation of the Huni Kuin. This way, a real protected area for the forest and its inhabitants is being created.

Huni Kuin


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