The Amazon encompasses about 6,000,000 square kilometers. As recent as the beginning of the 1900's, most of this region was still covered by virgin forest. It is home to more then 70% of the species of the flora and fauna of the world. Over a thousand various cultures used to live in the Amazon. Where as today, only a handful remain of 400,000. Every year about 13.7 million hectares of forest are cut or burned down where people use to live.
Today the world must take a hard look at the future of this rapidly vanishing region. We have heard a lot of the Amazon being the home to the highest diversity of plant life in the world, but little is known of some of the oldest enduring indigenous cultures that are still living. These cultures and their children need your help to make the necessary changes. Their lands must be demarcated and protected to ensure their survival.
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Join us and help support the indigenous cultures of the Amazon. It is together throught art that we may better understand their world and perhaps our own.