We are raising £5,000 to support Covid-19 action among five forest guardians in the Amazon and
"DO NOT EXPECT THAT ONLY INDIGENOUS PEOPLES WILL CONTINUE TO FIGHT FOR LIFE ON THIS PLANET. WE NEED YOU TO FIGHT WITH US"
Welcome to the Clootie Tree
FUNDRAISING CAMPAIGN FOR GUARDIANS WORLDWIDE
Join The Clootie Tree
A Community of Heart-Centered Action!
The Clootie Tree usually stands next to the sacred Clootie Well in the Celtic tradition where people make offerings and write wishes and prayers on rags hung from the tree, especially when a cure for an illness is needed. From the heart of the British Isles to the heart of Abya Yala, this symbolic tree of hope is a space to show generosity, reciprocity and kinship, to help support the healing of the world’s most ecologically important forests.
Why It Matters
Protecting the Atlantic and Amazon forests and the Indigenous communities that look after them is integral to maintaining the ecosystem that supports the human population and also for climate stability, nature’s diversity, global and regional carbon and water cycles. The territories where Indigenous Peoples live abide by traditional laws of forest governance. Indigenous forest guardianship plays a vital role in global climate action. According to a recent FAO report, a holistic effort to reduce deforestation and forest degradation in Indigenous territories would
significantly improve food security and human health.
Historically, forests in Indigenous territories have suffered much less destruction than the region’s other forests. The World Bank estimates that 80% of the world's entire biodiversity is protected by Indigenous Peoples. Several factors that have enabled Indigenous peoples to protect primary forests are under serious threat, and forests are facing worsening droughts, all-year long fire seasons, logging, mining, and many other threats. At current rates of deforestation, 27% of the Amazon biome will be without trees by 2030 (WWF). This would trigger the Amazon Tipping Point, at which point the forest would naturally and irreversibly turn into a savannah.
Together We Can Change This
We invite you to join our community to heal the planet and its ailing forests, in collaboration with the frontline Indigenous nature guardians devoted to the protection and restoration of tropical and temperate forests and waters and their life-sustaining role.
What We Do
This fundraising campaign supports five Indigenous-led reforestation programmes in the Atlantic and Amazon Forests. Your donation will go toward reforestation and the protection of forests under threat, and help provide frontline forest and river guardians with essential economic and technological support, as well as assist with capacity building.
Meet The Guardians
TAWANA KARIRI XOCO
PACATUBE STATE OF SERGIPE: STATE OF BRAZIL
HECTARES: 550 OF NATIVE FOREST & 200 OF PLANTATIONS
01 Forest Regeneration
The preservation and regeneration of an area of highly endangered Atlantic Forest. Less than 10% of this forest's original cover survives today in Brazil.
02 Ancestral Traditions
The continuation of their ancestral traditions that are deeply related to the land and the forest, where they can produce medicines, food and craftwork like ceramics; and practice their spiritual rituals, living in traditional villages.
ACRE STATE: AMAZON, BRAZIL
01 Cultivating Seedlings for Reforestation,
As large parts of Acre are at the frontline of the encroaching destruction, which includes the construction of a road and railroad through the area connecting Brazil with the Pacific and a gas pipeline, threatening the forest and also the remaining uncontacted tribes in the area
02 Low Impact, Small Scale Eco-Tourism
To share the beauty of the living forest, the wellness of the natural healing methods and their proud and colourful tribal traditions, which are all part of this holistic vision of a sustainable society and forest economy embedded in the abundance of the world’s most biodiverse area in the world and within this ancient and new vision of a world reconnected with nature.
Arariboia Indigenous Territory
MARANHAO, AMAZON, BRAZIL
Protect the area against invaders
Regrow the forest already invaded and deforested, especially in river border
03 Set Up Small Forest Economy
Set up multiple small forest economy industries based on the harvesting of produce like açai, honey and cacao
05 Set Up Bamboo Furniture Industry
Set up a furniture industry based on bamboo and sustainably harvested wood and even eco-tourism.
01 Defending Indigenous Territories
The processes of defending of indigenous territories
02 Strengthen Cultural Legacy
Strengthening Amazonian cultural legacies
03 SUPPORTING EDUCATION
Support the young people of the Amazon in learning audiovisual communication
COMUNIDAD QUINQUEN, LONQUIMAY, CHILE
01 Supporting Plant Nurseries
Supporting the creation of a nursery and reforestation programs, to bring the Araucarias back to land of the Pewenche
02 Native Reforestation Initiative
The native tree nursery and reforestation initiative, first funded by the United Nations Development Program, now relies on individual donors to continue
03 Save Trees from Extinction
Save the prehistoric Monkey Puzzle tree from extinction and join the fight to save these extraordinary trees