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Santarem – Amazon River (Brazil) 23-24 october
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We will head to Pará, ground zero for the Amazon's two biggest issues: deforestation and wildfires.

Tropical rainforests are essential to life on Earth, absorbing CO₂ from the atmosphere while releasing oxygen. They encourage rainfall and filter fresh water while providing food, fuel and medicines.

Forests cover one third of the Earth's surface and are home to 80 % of all land plant and animal species.

Forests cover one third of the Earth's surface and are home to 80 % of all land plant and animal species.

1.6 billion people depend on these ecosystems to survive, including more than 2,000 indigenous cultures.

Tropical rainforests are disappearing at an alarming rate due to more land being used for agriculture, cattle grazing and the timber trade, exacerbated by the extreme weather brought about by climate change.

Tropical rainforests are disappearing at an alarming rate due to more land being used for agriculture, cattle grazing and the timber trade, exacerbated by the extreme weather brought about by climate change.

THE PROBLEM

Regions occupied by great rainforests are more susceptible to the climate emergency and to human action: more land being cleared and burnt for agriculture, cattle grazing or timber creates an ideal scenario for droughts and forest fires.

SOLUTIONS

  • Extreme E is working with The Nature Conservancy (TNC), which has more than 24 years of conservation experience across the Amazon and a deep understanding of the major drivers of deforestation in the region. The project has been selected by Francisco Oliveira PhD – Extreme E Amazon scientist – who brings us his expertise in environmental conservation in the Amazon.

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