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So as the lungs of our planet burn, what can we do?
The Gaia Foundation, a charity with whom Sahara works closely with has the following ideas for action we can all take now:
1) Tell the EU and the UK Government to withdraw support for and impose trade sanctions on Bolsonaro as others (Incl. Norway and Germany) already have: https://petition.parliament.uk/petitions/266638 (or search for/start a similar action wherever you are in the world).
2) Support the Indigenous communities who are the Amazon's best guardians and who are also under threat from Bolsonaro's policies.
3) See how you can support the work of organisations likehttps://www.treesisters.org/: women seeding change who are planting trees, not burning them down.
Rainforest conservation is a topic that Sahara’s Directors feel very passionate about. Vic Coppersmith was founder and trustee of rainforest conservation charity Earth Love Fund for many years before he joined Suzy to run Sahara, and Sahara continues to support forest and indigenous peoples conservation projects regularly.