An aerial view of the port and city of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
Paraná River Iguaçu Falls Paraná River Iguaçu Falls © Erika Nortemann/TNC

Protecting the Amazon to Protect the World

The future of the world is intimately linked to the forests, savannas and wetlands of Brazil. Conserving and protecting these ecosystems against intensive agriculture, uncontrolled cattle ranching and unrestrained extraction keeps billions of tons of carbon out of the atmosphere and helps protect hundreds of thousands of species of plants, animals, fungi and microorganisms.