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(Frequently Asked Questions)
Good question. Glad you asked. Covering nearly half of the South American continent, the Amazon rainforest stores and sequesters vast amounts of carbon, regulates the continental and global climate, produces rain, and drives weather systems, just to name a few things. So when trees are slashed and burned—which has already happened to over 20% of the rainforest—all those climate benefits go away as well.
The Amazon is also the most bioculturally diverse tropical rainforest in the world. It is home to 511 Indigenous nations, including 66 uncontacted groups living in voluntary isolation. The Amazon is home to one-third of the terrestrial plant and animal species on Earth. And 20% of our planet’s freshwater flows through the region.
Put simply, the future of the Amazon affects the future of all of us. Hence, this fundraising effort that we hope you’ll join.
Amazon Watch is a nonprofit organization founded in 1996 to protect the rainforest and advance the rights of Indigenous peoples in the Amazon Basin. Amazon Watch protects millions of acres of rainforest every year by partnering with Indigenous peoples to directly challenge the corporate and government powers that threaten the Amazon and our global climate.
You can learn more about this fantastic environmental justice group on their very informative website where they also happen to accept donations. Hint, hint.
Officially speaking, Amazon Watch is a federally registered 501(c)3 non-profit charitable Organization. Contributions to Amazon Watch are tax-deductible to the full extent permitted under IRS regulations.
We care about carbon emissions. A lot. Obsessed, some would say. We measure it. Label it. And have firm plans to reduce our carbon impact to near zero by 2030 through regenerative agriculture, renewable materials, and responsible energy.
Inquiring minds can always learn more at the Allbirds sustainability website. But it’d be great if you first popped by the Amazon Watch donation page. Shameless fundraising plug.
Sorry, no. That was a joke. But one made for a good cause. The same goes for the Amazonian animals. Those are definitely not for sale. We want to protect endangered species, not traffic them.