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Silvana Nihua, president of the Waorani Organization of Pastaza (OWAP), travels along the Curaray River where indigenous communities reside in riverside villages in the Amazon province of Pastaza, Ecuador, on April 26, 2022

The Amazon rainforest and climate change

Updated: August 11, 2023

The Amazon rainforest is crucial to maintaining a stable climate on the planet - but continuing deforestation presents a major threat to the forest and indigenous communities who live there. What is being done to try to stem it? 

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