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The Kayapo Project

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Our Mission

Objectives of the Kayapo NGO alliance are to:

1. Strengthen capacity for territorial management and control, and

2. Develop sustainable non-timber product enterprises for generating the income they need to access the outside goods they have come to depend on

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50% by 2050

Why 2020?

We can stop the sixth mass extinction if we protect approximately 50% of the 846 ecoregions that provide habitat for all of Earth's biodiversity. That means finding leaders and organizations around the world willing to align exisiting efforts around protecting and interconnecting nature in the region.

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Why Rainforests Matter

Tropical rainforests are home to about half the species of plants and animals on Earth. The current extinction rate may be 1000-10,000 times the historic long-term level.
  1. Provides a home to approximately 1/3 of the world's plants and animals. Once lost, it is gone forever.
  2. Helps stabilize the world's climate by storing carbon, mitigating climate change, regulating rainfall and cycling pure water and air.
  3. The Amazon forest produces much of the rain south of the Amazon and east of the Andes.
  4. Provides resources for people including food, medicine, and recreation.
  5. Home to indigenous people and their unique cultures that live in balance with the natural world.