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Protecting Indigenous People & Forests - Mata Atlântica
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Project Summary:

This project is not currently seeking funding. Thank you for your generosity!

The Mata Atlântica forest, which runs along the coast of Brazil, boasts 23,000 plant species (40% of which are found nowhere else in the world); 1,000 bird species, 750 species of reptiles and amphibians and 264 species of mammals. Less well known than the Amazon, the Mata Atlântica is equally affected and threatened by climate change, deforestation, urban growth and unsustainable exploitation.

This Christian Aid project will strengthen the ability of the indigenous Guarani population to defend their land rights and to be part of the decision making processes that determine the fate of their forest. They and their partner CPI have been working with communities since the 1980s providing legal support, on small and large scale land disputes.

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