Reclaim the forests.
Reclaiming our future.
Living Gaia e.V. is raising money to buy land in the Brazilian Amazon to protect the Huni Kuin tribe and uncontacted tribes who are also in the region. Bolsonaro as Brazil's new president has posed a massive threat to the biodiversity of the Amazon and its indigenous people. The Brazilian authority responsible for the reserves, Funai, has been transferred from the Ministry of Justice to the Ministry of Agriculture. The governor of Acre calls for local agro-revolution. This means that the reserve land is no longer safe from looting and deforestation.
The acquisition of forest areas, which are now privately owned by Brazilian farmers, should enable them to be preserved and protected. (Reserve land is state property and cannot simply be bought).
The TAZ has already published an article about our fundraising campaign and an interview with Txana Bane, son of the Huni Kuin chief.
and the complete interview
with Txana Bane on taz.de! How?
We will buy the first piece of land in Acre, Brazil, in the community of Jordao. For over 5 years we have had personal contact with the Huni Kuin tribe - the true people.
++Update++A new and much larger piece of land
has opened up for the purchase. It is currently owned by a Brazilian farmer and is for sale. The location is strategically better as it borders on a small piece of land that is already privately owned by Huni Kuin on the Tarauacá River (bought about 20 years ago by the chief of Huni Kuin with prize money he won for a film). This larger piece of land also borders on land on the other side where UNCONTACTED Indigenous live
. The acquisition of this piece of land would thus benefit both peoples. For this we have to collect about 300.000 Euro.
Unfortunately we cannot change already collected needs in the description, for future needs we will adapt this.
In principle, land is to be purchased in the Amazon region in order to bring it into the private possession of the indigenous people themselves and thus protect it from exploitation and offer the indigenous people a permanent habitat. What the reserves have achieved so far will no longer be safe in the future. The reserves are in state ownership and are now endangered.
The donated money will be used to secure land for indigenous cultures while protecting the forest.
We want to keep this project as transparent as possible. Further information on the project can be found at www.living-gaia.org