Read All About It: Indigenous People Propose Amazon “Corridor of Life”

July 1, 2019 - Less than a minute read

BBC News (UK) ran a story on how indigenous groups in the Amazon have proposed a Mexico-sized “corridor of life.” If it comes to fruition, the world’s biggest protected area would provide a sanctuary for people, wildlife and climate stability stretching across international borders from the Andes to the Atlantic.

Quotable quote: “We have come from the forest and we worry about what is happening ,” said Tuntiak Katan, the vice-president of Coica (Coordinator of the Indigenous Organization of the Amazon River Basin). “This space is the world’s last great sanctuary for biodiversity. It is there because we are there. Other places have been destroyed.”

Read the rest of the report by Jonathan Watts here.

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