Reclaim the forests.
Reclaiming our future.
Living Gaia e.V. is raising money to buy land in the Brazilian jungle to protect the Huni Kuin tribe and uncontacted tribes who are also in the region. Bolsonaro's assumption of office as Brazil's new president has posed a massive threat to the biodiversity of the Amazon and its indigenous people. The Brazilian authority Funai, which is responsible for demarcating indigenous areas, has been transferred from the Ministry of Justice to the Ministry of Agriculture. The governor of Acre is calling 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.
The TAZ has already published an article
about our fundraising campaign and an interview
with Txana Bane, son of the Huni Kuin chief.
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 bigger piece of land has opened up. This 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 the Huni Kuin on the Tarauacá River (bought about 20 years ago by the tribal chief with the prize money for a film). This larger piece of land also borders on land where UNCONTACTIVED Indians live. The purchase of this piece of land would thus benefit both peoples. For this we have to collect about 300.000 Euro.
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, to protect it from exploitation and to offer the indigenous people a permanent habitat. What the reserves have achieved so far will no longer be safe in the future. Reserve land is state property and cannot simply be bought.
The donated money is used to secure land for indigenous cultures and at the same time to protect the forest.
We want to keep this project as transparent as possible. Further information about the project can be found at www.living-gaia.org