The Amazon is in a state of alert
“Every year, the Amazon loses more than 10,000 km2. This is the emergency, not only for us but for the whole world,” said Jose Gregorio Diaz Mirabal, of the Coordination of Indigenous Organizations of the Amazon Basin. For the first time, indigenous peoples’ organizations have obtained a specific status this year at the IUCN World Congress.
The organization must decide if this motion submitted by a special emergency procedure, meets the criteria of “novelty” and “urgency” to be submitted to the vote, said Enrique Lahmann, one of the administrators of the IUCN.