name is Gregorio, a leader of over 500
Indigenous communities in the Amazon Rainforest.
But today I write as a friend.
mother, the Amazon, is being eaten alive.
Brazil's President Bolsonaro is leading
an army of loggers and miners, gorging
on nature's destruction. Without urgent action,
the rainforest could
weeks, world leaders will meet for final
negotiations on a new global treaty to save
nature. We cannot allow Bolsonaro to be
the voice of the Amazon at these
critical negotiations as ours are silenced and
our people murdered. Our children would never
forgive us -- so I need your
With your support, a
courageous delegation of Indigenous leaders
could travel from the last refuges of the
natural world to the very heart of
decision-making. Our people have
protected and respected nature for over 10,000
years -- we have much to share with the world,
so it’s critical we have a seat at the table as
the fate of the planet is decided.
meet world-leaders face to face, confronting the
lies, and helping to write bold
international laws for a treaty that can truly
protect life on Earth. I promise you:
we won't stop pushing.
Friends of the
world, this is a chance to stand with us in our
fight to protect life on our fragile planet.
Donate now to power our fight for
so much of our planet has been scraped and
emptied, 91% of Indigenous lands are still
healthy -- that's why loggers and miners are
targeting them today.
Where we see beauty
and life, Bolsonaro and like-minded
leaders only see resources to be extracted and
sold. They are jeopardising the urgent
global treaties we need to protect our home, and
I can see that time is running out.
so, across the planet, a bold delegation of
Indigenous leaders is
rising. Backed by a team of Avaaz
campaigners and media experts, we plan to flood
two global summits -- pushing for a
real global treaty to save nature, and
accelerating Avaaz campaigns to protect the
The Avaaz movement has empowered
Indigenous communities for years. Now we need
your help again: we simply don't have the
resources on our own. Help us fight for
the Amazon and all life on Earth -- donate what
you can now:
our planet, humanity is fragile. We depend on
nature for the air, water, and food we need to
survive. Yet now the great tree of life is being
hacked to pieces, endangering all life on Earth,
and our own existence. But this destruction
should only deepen our resolve to fight with
everything we have. I firmly believe we can stop
the destruction and live in harmony -- but it'll
take every single one of us. This is the
ultimate fight for our lives, our mother, and
everything we love. Join us.
my heart to yours,
José Gregorio Díaz
Mirabal, leader of Wakuenai Kurripaco Indigenous
People, and General Coordinator of Indigenous
Organizations of the Amazon Basin
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