BASED: San Francisco, CA, United States
CHARITY WEBSITE: www.amazonwatch.org
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Amazon Watch works to protect the rainforest and advance the rights of indigenous peoples of the Amazon Basin. Our mission is particularly critical given the Amazon's incredible biodiversity and its role in maintaining global climate stability.
Founded in 1996, Amazon Watch works to protect the rainforest and advance the rights of indigenous peoples in the Amazon Basin. In our work, we partner with indigenous and environmental organizations in campaigns for human rights, corporate accountability and the preservation of the Amazon's ecological systems. We believe that the most effective way to defend the Amazon rainforest is to support and advance the rights of indigenous peoples, whose territories encompass over one quarter of the Amazon rainforest, and who have lived in harmony with its abundant biodiversity for millennia. In the Amazon region of Brazil, Colombia, Ecuador and Peru, Amazon Watch is working directly with indigenous communities to build local capacity and advance long-term protection for their lands.