COVID-19 AND INDIGENOUS PEOPLES – THE RAINFOREST FUND - __________________________________________________ Since the outbreak of COVID-19, the Rainforest Fund realized that because of the systemic iniquities and discrimination indigenous communities face, indigenous peoples will suffer disproportionally from COVID19. So getting in touch with them we learnt that they were powerless in front of this new disease because of lack of access to essential services, sanitation, clean water, … [Read more...] about COVID-19 AND INDIGENOUS PEOPLES
The fate of the world’s remaining indigenous peoples, the fragile environment they occupy, and the valuable knowledge that they embody could well be decided once and for all by the new disease COVID19, which is spreading at great speed across all the continents and certainly will hit the indigenous communities of the Americas, Africa and Asia if governments and corporations which have invaded their territories do not take all the necessary steps to protect them. Let’s not forget that ever since … [Read more...] about COVID19 AND THE INDIGENOUS COMMUNITIES OF THE WORLD’S RAINFORESTS
When suddenly your travel plans are cancelled because of the coronavirus, you want to understand the why, how, where and when all this happened. So I spent some time to go through articles from Jonathan Watts “Habitat loss threatens all our future” The Guardian November 17th 2018, Katarina Zimmer “Deforestation tied to changes in disease dynamics” the Scientist. NY January 29th 2019, and more and I share with you my understanding and my … [Read more...] about A LINK BETWEEN CORONAVIRUS AND DEFORESTATION?
An interview with Cofán elder, Mauricio Mendua, provides insight into the tribe's past, present and expectations for the future. … [Read more...] about Community Profile: Mauricio Mendua