The Amazon has over half of the planet’s remaining rainforest habitat and is home to more plants and animals than any other land region on Earth. Indigenous people in the Amazon forest live in a way that preserves and regenerates the resources they use. Unlike people in other cultures, they do not exploit plants and animals in this ecologically diverse region where they live.
In the last 40 years, industrial development, large scale agriculture and encroachment of western ideas and ways of doing things have destroyed 20% of the Amazon. In Peru over 75% of its Amazonian territory is now in the hands of oil companies.
In this video, a group of Shipibo healers share what the Earth represents to them, and why it's so important that we stand with them in protecting the Amazon.
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