The Yanomami's story

"I am a Yanomami leader and I think the forest gives us life. We value the forest, and for us the forest is priceless. You cannot destroy the Amazon. It is the lungs of the world." Davi Kopenawa Yanomami, Brazil

Despite the fact that the Yanomami people living in the Brazilian Amazon were officially granted territorial rights in 1992, illegal gold mining continues to destroy their land and threaten their traditional way of life. CAFOD is working with isolated indigenous communities, helping them to protect themselves from the thrests posed by illegal mining, logging and dramatic deforestation. This gift will allow CAFOD to travel to an isolated Yanomami community to train people on their land rights, to watch over their land and to collect evidence of illegal activities. CAFOD can also lobby government officilas to send police to expel invaders and to protect them from future invasions.

Save the rainforest

Deforestation and pollution from illegal mining are a serious threat to both the Amazon rainforest and the future of the Yanomami tribe who have lived in this beautiful environment for generations. This gift protects their way of life by providing indigenous communities with vital training to help them understand their legal rights and the equipment required to report threats. Empowering the Yanomami tribe to defend themselves means your gift will ensure families can continue to live in safety and peace on the land they call home.

Why buy this Save the rainforest gift?

  • This gift protects indigenous communities' way of life by providing with vital training to help them understand their legal rights and the equipment required to report threats.
  • Training and legal support can empower the Yanomami tribe to defend themselves and their homeland
  • This gift will ensure families can continue to live in safety and peace on the land they call home.

This gift includes a posted gift card.

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