Tumucumaque Conservation Landscape
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The Tumucumaque (too-moo-koo-MAH-key) region in northern Brazil is a special place.
Not only does it harbor one of the largest protected areas in the world – it’s also one of the most biologically diverse regions on the planet – making it a widely accepted global priority for conservation and sustainable development.
Key facts about the region:
- Harbors one of the world’s largest tropical forest reserves (38,867 square kilometers, or about the size of Switzerland)
- Home to about 14% of all amphibian species and roughly 54% of all bird species in the Amazon – not to mention large populations of at least eight threatened species, including the jaguar
- Includes part of the Guiana Shield containing 25% of world’s remaining tropical rainforests – 80 to 90% of which are still pristine
- Holds the last major unpolluted water reserves in the Neotropics, containing approximately 20% of all of the Earth’s water
- One of the last tropical regions on Earth vastly unaltered by humans
- Significant contributor to climatic regulation via heat absorption and carbon storage
There are some serious problems, though: illegal gold mining, logging, hunting, fishing and unsustainable settlements are emerging as ever-greater threats to this integral biosphere. That’s why the Brazilian Ministry of the Environment established a 38,800-square-kilometre protected area in 2002 with the support of WWF. Since that time, the World Bank, the GEF (Global Environmental Facility) and many others have also begun lending their support to the preservation of this precious region. Ecosia supports WWF’s work in the Amazon and is proud to help to protect the Tumucumaque Conservation Landscape with 80% of its proceeds.
How WWF is helping
Ecosia’s donations flow to the WWF Amazon Initiative, an international WWF priority program implemented by WWF Brazil, which manages a number of conservation projects in the region.Read more from WWF about its efforts in the Amazon. You can also follow Tumucumaque’s progress as documented by WWF Brazil since 2002 (Portuguese).
Ecosia’s approach to the environment
At Ecosia, we believe one of the most critical threats facing humanity today is the declining environmental health of our planet – and that sustainability is the only lasting solution. As a social business, Ecosia chooses to focus on environmental sustainability as its primary goal, rather than profits. To this end, it aims for maximum user growth in order to make the largest possible contribution to the protection of the world's rainforests – the lungs of our planet. Affecting sustainable change, however, requires co-operation between businesses and organizations from differing social and economic backgrounds in pursuit of an integrated, broad-minded solution. By drawing on the expertise of partners in various fields, our collective effort grows exponentially in impact. That’s why at least 80% of the proceeds generated by Ecosia’s products and services are redirected to one of the largest and best-respected environmental sustainability programs in the world.Not only does Ecosia make it easy to help save the rainforest – we also offset the emissions from each search with PURE and the Gold Standard. Ecosia's own servers even run on green energy.