September 19, 2019  
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Stand Up for the Amazon and its Wildlife
Stand Up for the Amazon and its Wildlife
According to Brazil’s National Institute for Space Research, the country has experienced over 93,000 fires this year, with more than half of them burning in the Amazon. Millions of acres have been affected by these fires, which continue to threaten wildlife from jaguars deep in the forest to river otters along tropical rivers. There is little question the fires were deliberately set by humans to make way for ranching and agriculture.

Commercial agriculture is at the root of the fires raging today and the largest driver of deforestation in the Amazon. With American companies sourcing thousands of products from Brazil that make their way to the stores where you and I shop, we are all involved!

Act now to eliminate deforestation and help prevent more fires of this magnitude by demanding that American companies only purchase products that will not contribute to the destruction of the Amazon rainforest.

~ National Wildlife Federation

Posted on Thursday, September 5, 2019 (Archive on Saturday, October 5, 2019)
Posted by Jym St. Pierre   Contributed by Jym St. Pierre
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