Save the Amazon.
Stop deforestation.

An area the size of three football pitches is lost every minute in the Amazon due to deforestation. WWF has been working in the Amazon for 40 years and is at the forefront of efforts to protect the forests, species and people that call it home. Protecting the Amazon is no game, and you can take part in saving animals including the pink river dolphin and the macaw.

Play your part in saving the amazon

Make a symbolic macaw parrot adoption or choose from 100 other species from around the globe to support WWF’s conservation efforts in places like the Amazon.

Adopt a macaw today!

Free ringtones!

As a gift, download ringtones for your mobile phone to show your support for the Amazon! Download:

Adopt a macaw today!

Vanishing forests

17 % of the Amazon forest has been lost in the last 50 years.

Extensive cattle ranching accounts for 80% of current deforestation, while agriculture is largely responsible for the rest.

The vast majority of the deforestation can be found in the eastern and southeastern part of the Amazon (Brazil) in the so-called Arc of Deforestation, and the Northwestern brim of the Basin’s headwaters, primarily in Colombia and Ecuador.

Learn more about the problems in the Amazon

Solutions for the Amazon, wherever you are

Aerial shots showing deforestation along the Rio Branco River.
Whether you are drifting in a boat along the Amazon River, toes dipped in the water, or purchasing a fish for your tank, your actions can have an impact on the largest rainforest in the world. Here are some tips to make sure these impacts are positive.

1. Adopt an animal:
Your symbolic adoption could help save some of the world’s most threatened habitats and species, like those found in the Amazon.

2. Beware of the aquarium fish that you buy
If you are buying fish that have been taken from the wild in the Amazon River, make sure that you're not bringing a threatened species into your home and potentially contributing to its extinction.

3. Buy good wood
Big-leaf mahogany, a severely threatened species found in the Amazon Basin, is more at home in a rainforest than in your house. Despite conventions regulating its trade, this species is still making its way into countries such as the U.S. Make sure you are not buying wood products made from this tree – always check before buying, and prefer FSC-certified products.