The Problem

“The Amazon rainforest is reaching a tipping point, now emitting more carbon dioxide than it is able to absorb, scientists have confirmed for the first time”. Journal Nature

“If deforestation and GHG  emissions continues its path, The Amazonian region could gradually transit towards a savanna-like vegetation scenario. More than 90% of forest loss took place in tropical areas threatening biodiversity, environmental services, livelihoods of forest communities and resilience to climate shocks”.  IPCC Sixth Assessment Report

“Deforestation and climate change may already have pushed the Amazon close to a critical threshold of rainforest dieback. To protect this planetary gem, the international community urgently needs to curb deforestation and greenhouse gas emissions, and, where possible, reforest the degraded swathes.” Journal Nature