Amazon Watch watches over the Amazon Basin’s indigenous families’ rights

10:20 am on August 10, 2017

Amazon Watch is a non-profit organization founded back in 1996 to fight against deforestation and protect the rights of the occupants of Amazon Basin. The group seeks partnerships with the locals and environmental group located in the area to voice their concerns in ways of handling human rights and keeping the environments safe.

They believe that forests are what keeps life going by regulating the world’s climatic behaviors that are vital to sustaining the balance of life. For this reason, Amazon Watch pooled their resources to protect Amazon Rainforest. Read more: Jim Larkin | Crunchbase and Jim Larkin | Twitter

Amazon Rainforest is one of its kind in the world, and it contains over a third of the world’s wildlife and plants species. The rainforest also produces fresh water depended on by the people around it.

Amazon Watch jumped into action after research showed shocking findings that if the current rate at which Amazon Basin is being deforested, it will be out of extinction by the year 2020. This means that lives depending on it including over 500 indigenous families, would be severely affected.

They would have no access to food, water, and other cultural benefits they derive from Amazon Rainforest.

Amazon Watch is advocating for their rights to own land and to prevent further advancement by the government and companies seeking more land to enrich themselves at the expense of the locals. Learn more about Michael Lacey and Jim Larkin:

It may appear that Amazon Watch’s intervention has no impact on the whole world. But before allowing such thoughts, take a minute and figure this out; global warming.

Global warming is a devastating climatic change, which is caused by the accumulation of greenhouse gas (carbon dioxide) in the atmosphere due to inadequate trees to filter it from the air.

So Amazon Watch is saving the whole humanity by striving to protect the world largest rainforest that helps us tame global warming. Though Amazon Watch is at the forefront fighting this problem, you and I can take necessary action where we are.

Nobody knows we might be the last generation to protect the environment for the next generation. This is what Amazon Watch envisions, surroundings that respects values and accommodates everyone’s way of life. This is what Michael Lacey and Jim Larkin echoed when they founded Larkin & Lacey Frontera Fund.

Amazon Watch is also advocating for cleaning of crude oil spills around Amazon Basin. There are over 9 million gallons of crude oil drilled western part of Amazon rainforest.

The process has resulted in devastating environmental effects such as increased carbon released through burning oil. If this trend continues, the locals will have nowhere to go.

About Lacey and Larkin Frontera Fund

The fund was developed to support all the activities aimed at upholding rights of immigrants. It was founded by two reporters Jim and Michael.

The two reporters also co-founded Phoenix New Times magazine based in Arizona. The two donated over $3.75 million to Frontera Fund. The money was from court compensation after being detained for publishing information about the Sheriff.

The two revealed a story that there was jury sitting that intended to source notes from them.