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Beauty, biodiversity, and Indigenous people’s cultural wisdom aside, its gift to the world is 20% of our oxygen


  • Nixiwaka Yawanawá, a member of the Yawanawá tribe and an Indigenous rights advocate, speaks on stage
    Video: Nixiwaka Yawanawá on Why Brazil’s Indigenous People Fight for the Amazon Rainforest | TEDx

    “Nixiwaka Yawanawá is a member of the Yawanawá tribe, a community of Indigenous people who live within the Amazon rainforest, on the Acre River Headwaters Indigenous Land. Nixiwaka asks us to consider why a way of life that is designed to be entirely in tune with its environment and resources is being destroyed by a way of life that isn’t.” This video was featured in tUrn2 (spring 2020). [16:13]


Amazon Rainforest: The World’s Most Biodiverse Region | Nature & Culture International

Learn about the species diversity, climate stabilization, cultural importance, and other benefits that make the Amazon “so vital to life on Earth.”


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