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Our aim is to stop the deforestation
of the Amazon rainforest

© Augusto Escribens (ECA Amarakaeri)

All Eyes on the Amazon

In the Amazon humans and environment are under pressure as never before. The hunt on natural resources such as timber, oil, minerals and expanding soy plantations for livestock production are an enormous threat for our planet.

Indigenous People and local communities living in the Amazon are key to end deforestation and protect the rainforest sustainably, but often they don’t have needed information about the scale of illegal activities in their territories, or they are threatened and silenced by the invaders.

All eyes on the Amazon is a unique program to support Indigenous People and local communities in their fight against deforestation. It combines state-of-the-art-technology, such as satellites and drones, and local knowledge to detect deforestation, record it and eventually stop it.

Indigenous communities on the forefront
to protect the rainforest

© Augusto Escribens (ECA Amarakaeri)

Unique coalition

All eyes on the Amazon is run by Hivos and Greenpeace together with together with a coalition of eleven organizations working in the fields of Indigenous land rights, environmental protection, law enforcement, mapping and technology, global forest alerts, video and evidence training: Coordinator of Indigenous Organizations of the Amazon River Basin (COICA), the International Institute of Social Studies (ISS), Digital Democracy, Global Forest Watch, the University of Maryland, INTERPOL LEAF, Both Ends, Witness and Article 19

All eyes on the Amazon has been made possible thanks to a contribution from the Dutch National Postcode Lottery, the Swedish Postcode Foundation, and United Kingdom Postcode Planet Trust.

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