Amazon Frontlines is a non-profit organization that is defending indigenous rights to land, life and cultural survival in the Amazon rainforest. This organization came to life in 2011 by asking leaders and elders of Kofan, Secoya, Siona and Warorani peoples in the Ecuadorian Amazon this very question:
How can we – people raised in the cities of western civilization – best support the struggles of indigenous peoples?
Their answer was simple, yet deep and understandable:
“Our water has been poisoned,” they said. “WATER IS LIFE. We must defend life.”
Amazon Frontlines is comprised of an international group of human rights lawyers, environmental activists, forestry specialists, environmental health scientists, filmmakers, journalists, anthropologists, and farmers. They all live and work in the western Amazon.
Their mission is to support the struggles of indigenous peoples to defend their rights to land, life and cultural survival in the Amazon Rainforest.
These are the reasons we are proud to donate a portion of our profits to Amazon Frontlines.