It is comforting for us, InfoAmazonia, to see how the world has quickly mobilized (#PrayforAmazon) to stop the rampage against the rainforest. But beyond the social media hashtags, a lot of emails and messages are coming of people from all over offering to volunteer and donate to local actions in the Brazilian forest.
If you want to help, this is an initial list of NGOs doing good work in the Amazon
Influential on environmental policies and indigenous protection
Based in the state of Rondônia, they one of the few defending the indigenous people in the area
Instituto de Pesquisas Ambientais da Amazônia (IPAM)
Great work with communities and land reform settlers
Amazing work monitoring the forest and environmental crimes
Non-profit journalism agency based in Manaus – @amazonia_real
There are many more organizations working for the Amazon in Brazil. Please help us to name them!