We urge you to get involved with groups working on behalf of these beautiful equatorial rainforests and their indigenous peoples. Here are some organizations to connect with, and actions you can take, to protect and restore Earth’s Three Green Hearts.

Helping Earth’s Three Green Hearts

In July 2020, Novasutras signed on to the Interfaith Rainforest Initiative‘s Faith for Forests Declaration. We are committed to protecting these sacred equatorial rainforests. Here are some other organizations who are active and effective in tropical rainforest conservation, caring for Earth’s Three Green Hearts:

  • Cultural Survival – supports Indigenous Peoples’ struggle in defense of their identities, lands, and human rights.
  • Greenpeace International – petitions and direct action in defense of the Amazon and other endangered places and species.
  • Rainforest Action Network – protects the Amazonian rainforest and rainforests around the world.
  • Rainforest Foundation – supports indigenous communities of Central and South America in securing land rights and protecting their lands.
  • Rainforest Partnership – works directly with indigenous and local communities as guardians and economic participants in protecting and conserving tropical rainforests.
  • Rainforest Trust – buys and protects land in rainforests around the world.
  • Survival International – works with indigenous tribes to preserve their rights and protect their lands.
  • TreeSisters – funds tropical reforestation efforts, with indigenous species, local knowledge, and promoting women’s participation.
  • The World Wide Fund for Nature – works to protect the countless species in the Amazon and around the world.
map of the world showing locations of Amazonia, Congo, and Sundaland: Earth's Three Green Hearts


a river in Amazonia
Paysage d’Amazonie à l’ouest de Manaus By LecomteB CC BY-SA 4.0, via Wikimedia Commons


Okapi (Okapia johnstoni), a species found only in the Congo.
Okapi (Okapia johnstoni)


An orangutan in Sundaland, one of Earth's Three Green Hearts
Kris, a Sumatran orangutan. Photo by Michelle Merrill (some rights reserved: CC BY-NC-SA 4.0)

Some of these link descriptions come from http://cfgreateratlanta.org/2019/08/23/amazon-rainforest/, others include or summarize descriptions from the linked sources.

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