About the Robert F. Kennedy Human Rights 2022 Earth Day Campaign
The Brazilian Amazon rainforest is losing its ability to recover.
There has been a rise in fires in the region, and, a 2021 report documented, a nearly 22% increase in deforestation ‒ the worst level since 2006 and the fourth year in a row of rising deforestation rates.
Despite these continued threats, Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro's administration has moved aggressively to open up Indigenous Lands for mining and other high-impact activities through legislative proposals that pose an existential threat to Indigenous Peoples’ rights and the rainforest.
Specifically, Bill 191/2020 aims to make mineral exploration on indigenous lands legal and it was recently fast-tracked in Brazil’s Congress, which means that after establishing a working group, the plenary vote will be imminent. If passed, this legislation will dramatically accelerate carbon emissions, biodiversity loss, and further erosion of human rights in Brazil.
The defense of Indigenous Peoples' rights now means the defense of planet Earth.
Robert F. Kennedy Human Rights (RFKHR) is partnering with our 2020 Human Rights Award Laureate Alessandra Korap and the Munduruku People, one of the Indigenous Peoples of Brazil, to ensure they have the necessary resources to fight for the preservation of their ancestral territories, and ultimately of our planet.
Your contribution will help their specific emergency needs at this critical time - including, but not limited to: litigation fees, food, transportation, medical needs, and safety measures.
Thank you for supporting the indigenous Peoples of Brazil's efforts to protect their rights and the environment.
Donations to the RFKHR 2022 Earth Day Campaign will go directly to support the work of our HRA Laureate Alessandra Korap and the Munduruku People in this critical time. We will NEVER exchange or sell your postal or email address.