We are Huni Kuin.
In harmony with nature
Protecting and strengthening indigenous groups like the Huni Kuin also protects the rainforest. Because they live in harmony with nature and protect their habitat. In order to support the reforestation and conservation of the rainforest, Alexandra Schwarz-Schilling founded the association Living Gaia e.V. in 2013.
For over 25 years, the earth and the healing of the relationship between humans and the natural world have been close to our hearts.
An unwise choice
Since the election of a new government in 2018, the exploitation and destruction of Brazil’s rainforest has been actively supported through legislative changes and budget cuts for NGOs. Illegal deforestation in the Amazon for the benefit of commercial agriculture is simply tolerated.
Destruction and exploitation
As a result of forest destruction, the climate is warming, weather extremes are being felt around the world and are having a lasting impact on people and nature.
Forest fires in Brazil peaked in 2019. Every day, several thousand hectares of rainforest are lost. And with it our chance to live in harmony with nature.
Saving people and nature together
But with your help we want to buy up to 17.000 hectares of land from the community of Jordão next year to protect the forest and the inhabitants. With this we can protect the climate with the help of the Huni Kuin.
We are Huni Kuin.
The Huni Kuin – “the genuine people” – are an indigenous tribe in the state of Acre, Brazil. They live in harmony with the rainforest and its wildlife. But their habitat is dwindling. They are desperately fighting for nature and their survival.
Unimaginable for us in the western world, isn’t it? Unlike the Huni Kuin, we live in food abundance, have permanent access to medical care and even drive climate change through our lifestyle.
We have lost our connection to nature. That is why it is so important for us as a Western society to listen, learn and support indigenous tribes like the Huni Kuin. Because we all need nature to live. We are Huni Kuin.
- Heavy floods in AcreSevere storms in recent weeks have caused flooding in the state of Acre in Brazil. The region and city of Jordão, where many Huni Kuin live, is also badly affected. We received various requests for support, which we would like to comply with. The money will be… Continue reading Heavy floods in Acre
- We establish a foundation on siteAt the moment we are in the process of creating the conditions for setting up a foundation in Brazil together with representatives of the Huni Kuin and other trusted people from Brazil. This foundation can then initiate the purchase of the land. So the goal is to… Continue reading We establish a foundation on site