Day of the Amazon - 5th September

When the Province of Amazonas was created 170 years ago on September 5th, the forest was an unknown and mysterious place. The date was chosen to mark the Day of Amazon in Brazil. With the highest biodiversity in the world and responsible for 20% of all its fresh water, the Amazon is essential to the balance of the global climate.

In this context, the Partnership for Conservation of Amazon Biodiversity (PCAB) brings together civil society organizations, private sector, traditional communities cooperatives and associations, research institutions and government on projects that help preserve the forest.

The PCAB aims to ensure the integrity and conservation of the Brazilian Amazon ecosystem over the next 20 years, as well as improve the well-being and socioeconomic status of rural and traditional communities living in the Amazon region. Learn more about some of those stories:

See our projects here.