The Amazon Rainforest fires are not a myth. Yes, images circulated on social media may not be an accurate representation of the current situation but it should not mask the fact that deforestation in the Amazon is happening.
It is heartbreaking to read about man-made forest fires. As if mankind is not doing enough damage to our only livable planet, we proceed to kill our oxygen supply along with the biodiversity that lives in the forests.
One Tree Planted partners with local farmers to plant a tree for every USD 1 contributed. You can choose to plant trees in specific locations in North Amercia, Latin America, Asia, and even Africa. We chose to plant 250 trees in the Amazon Rainforest with a portion of our August profits.
"This reforestation project is located in the Madre de Dios region, home to over 10% of the world's bird species. The goal is to restore and protect the buffer zone between Tambopata National Reserve, Bahuaja-Sonene National Park, and the city of Puerto Maldonado. This area has been identified as a high risk zone for deforestation due to unsustainable agricultural practices. Planting trees here will help conserve habitat for the jaguar and hundreds of other species living in the protected areas, while providing sustainable livelihoods to local people." - One Tree Planted