Current drought impact in the Amazon Rainforest. Photo by Osmar Borges

The Amazon Rainforest has been facing a new and unprecedented challenge—a drought season of massive proportions.

After the huge fires that nearly devastated the forest a few years ago, the current season is having a significant impact on the livelihoods of native families.

The Amazonian rivers serve as the roads, highways, and sources of food, work, and main revenue for the families and First Nations in the forest.

The Amazonas River is the largest in the world, stretching 3977 miles long, and it has been losing 2.5 inches of height every day for the last couple of weeks.

Fish farming in a wet tropical rainforest is typically conducted along the river shores, but it has been disrupted, resulting in a decline in fish production.

Even housing has been affected. The most common type of habitation is the floating houses, which are now stuck in the mud.

The communities are in desperate need of water, food, and support to cope with the worst season ever in the forest.


Contrary to the stereotypes spread around the world, the Amazon Rainforest is not only a vast, untouched wilderness teeming with wildlife. Human presence in the region is similar to that in different parts of the globe, but these people have developed a lifestyle that depends entirely on nature.

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Don’t think about money; you’re not donating money but rather a small part of your wealth that can represent the only meal they will have access to in times of need.

To support us now, please visit our Donation Page and take action. What may take only a few minutes for you can represent the only chance of survival for our brothers and sisters in the Amazon Rainforest.