We are the best #GuardiansOfTheForestIndigenous and local communities of the Amazon Basin, Brazil, Indonesia and Mesoamerica form the Global Alliance of Territorial Communities. Together, we are the guardians of 400 million hectares of tropical forests around the world. We advocate for the respect of our land rights and the inclusion of our demands in global negotiations on forests and climate change. Our Global Alliance is made up of four territorial organizations: Aliansi Masyarakat Adat Nusantara (AMAN), Mesoamerican Alliance of Peoples and Forests (AMPB), Articulation of Indigenous Peoples of Brazil (APIB) and the Coordinator of Indigenous Organizations of the Amazon Basin (COICA).
FACING THIS SERIOUS PANDEMIC, INDIGENOUS AND LOCAL COMMUNITIES OF THE PLANET ARE ALSO THREATENED BY LOGGERS, MINERS AND LAND GRABBERS. THEIR ROLE AS FOREST SHIELDS PUTS THEM AT GREATER RISK OF CONTRACTING THE COVID-19.