Earth Day 2019: Protect our Species

Earth Day is an annual event celebrated on April 22nd. It was first recognized in 1970, and is now coordinated globally by the Earth Day Network and celebrated in more than 192 countries each year. The theme for 2019 is Protect our Species.

In Brazil, USAID contributes to that goal through the Partnership for Conservation of Amazon Biodiversity (PCAB), with the Brazilian government, NGOs and the private sector. The objective is to support  strategic conservation efforts in the region and to promote a sustainable model for its development. Learn more here.

For this year's theme we highlighted some of PCAB´s initiatives below:

Publication: Private sector engagement is key in preserving the Amazon. Learn more in our folder.

Photos: The Amazon is the most diverse tropical forest in the world. Here are some species from the areas supported by the PCAB.

Video: The UNI (You and I) campaign gives voice to afro descendants' communities in the Amazon to help protect the forest. Learn more about the Amazon  Forest and some of its inhabitants through this project supported by USAID/Brazil.


Video: Communities of descendants of escaped slaves in the Amazon tell their story for the UNI (You and I) campaign supported by USAID/Brazil.



Video: Communities of afro descendants in the Brazilian Amazon are working with ecotourism. Watch.


Video: Local community helps to monitor species sought out by poachers in Amapá state, Brazil


Video: Turtle conservation in the Amazon is helped by local monitors


Video: Interpretation helps draw people and conservation units together.