Help the Yawanawa fight the Amazon forest fires

Fires are raging in the Amazon rainforest. Tribal Link Foundation is in contact with Tashka Yawanawa, Chief of the Yawanawa People of Acre, Brazil, whose community is directly impacted by the fires; the community could not see the sky for a week because of the smoke.

Tashka was featured on CBS calling for support for the Amazon. You can watch his moving interview here:

Amazon chief says they're facing "genocide" 

Great news!  Tashka had previously asked him to help with funding to mobilize about and monitor the fires.  We successfully funded that campaign! 

So we have now asked if he needs anything else to help in this dire situation.  He replied that they really need to build an outpost so members of their community can monitor the fires and illegal intruders.

Chief Tashka and his people urgently need our support.  If you feel so moved, please help make this happen.

For a room in an outpost (one room):

Materials                          $3,000
Gasoline                            $1,000
Food for workers         $1,000

Subtotal                            $5,000
10% administration   $    500

Total                                    $5,500


Previous campaign - success!

Gasoline for boats       $1,500
Machetes - 40 units    $   500
Boots - 20 pairs             $   300
Sharpeners - 20 units $  150
Tools - 10 units              $      50

Subtotal                            $2,500
10% administration   $    250

Total                                    $2,750

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​​Tribal Link’s mission is to support the empowerment of Indigenous Peoples worldwide by building their capacity to protect their ways of life and preserve their sacred lands and knowledge for the betterment of humanity. 

We have been involved in the Amazon Basin ​since our beginning in 1993, and have been working to support the Yawanawa ​for about 15 years​.

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Donations

  • mike jacobellis 
    • $2,650 
    • 4 mos
  • George MacPherson 
    • $100 
    • 4 mos

Organizer

Pamela Kraft 
Organizer
New York, NY
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