Educating Young Leaders to protect the Amazon
The Amazon is home to of one of the world’s richest ecosystems and largest carbon stock. The Amazon is also home to several indigenous communities. Deforestation, to extract oil, minerals and other natural resources, contribute to loss of biodiversity and have negative effects on the climate, but it also worsens the living conditions of the indigenous people living in the area. In this project, Stichting Hivos, seeks to strengthen the local population by giving selected young leaders within the community a specially designed training program in protecting and preserving the Amazon.