The Amazon is a vast region, containing half of the planet’s remaining tropical forests. It is also home to more than 30 million people along with magnificent wildlife such as jaguars, river dolphins and macaws. There is a clear link between the health of the Amazon and the health of our planet. Along with its incredible biodiversity—one in ten known species on Earth lives there—the rain forest stabilizes local and global climate.
Meg Symington, Managing Director, Amazon, discusses this living landscape, WWF’s long-standing commitment to the region and how your support helped us broker one of the biggest conservation wins in history: a deal to permanently secure the world’s largest network of tropical forest protected areas in the Brazilian Amazon.