08 dezembro 2022
Learn more about the activities carried out by WWF-Brazil in 2021
Fighting for life has marked the year 2021. The Covid-19 pandemic, the increase in deforestation and conversion, the dismantling of public policies and the violence against traditional peoples have marked the last 12 months in Brazil. That year, the National Institute for Space Research (INEP) registered record deforestation in the Amazon for the third consecutive year.
The increase of fires in the Amazon and Cerrado, the socio-environmental impacts and the pandemic have made the warnings become even more evident regarding life preservation, not only in Brazil but throughout the planet. In this context, the work of civil society organizations has become even more necessary. The articulations promoted during the year were extremely important to stop the advancement of destruction, avoid the loss of socio-biodiversity and guarantee Human Rights in Brazil.
In April, the Free Land Camp inaugurated a movement of claims to oppose the constant attacks against the forest peoples. Not only that, but also other mobilizations throughout the year highlighted the struggle of the Indigenous peoples and culminated in a historical participation in COP 26.
A report by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) showed that warming from 1.5˚C to 2˚C will be exceeded in the coming decades if there is no deep reduction in CO2 emissions. With the destruction of our biomes and the record fires and deforestation, Brazil is moving backwards, as the greatest source of emission are the devastated areas. It is therefore urgent to focus on the conservation of biomes and the restoration of those that have already been degraded.
To achieve such goals, WWF-Brazil, together with partners, has developed several projects throughout the year. The funding for the qualification of brigade members, the partnership with COIAB, the drone training and the studies on mercury contamination were some of the projects carried out that helped get closer to the set goal.
"That's the work that we'll continue, together with our partners, to build a healthier society and a more sustainable economy, capable of favoring the conservation of biodiversity, the reduction of greenhouse gas emissions and the well-being of people", says Mauricio Voivodic, executive director of WWF-Brazil.
To monitor our actions in detail in 2021, please access our Annual Activities Report.