Activists and celebrities like Jane Fonda, Carlos Santana, Sting, Morgan Freeman, and Cara Delevingne took part Thursday in an event digital in favor of the Amazon, where deforestation progresses without brakes during the pandemic coronavirus.
Along more than three hours of the broadcast, the internet, Hollywood celebrities, musicians and indigenous representatives warned that the virus affects so critical to the communities that protect the largest tropical forest on the planet with a result: Your destruction is accelerating.
Deforestation in the amazon rainforest, climbed a 64 % just in April 2020, compared with the same month of the previous year and the forecasts are pessimistic for the future.
“The coronavirus has a devastating effect on the indigenous communities that protect the forest, which are very vulnerable to the pandemic,” warned the musician Carlos Santana in one of the interventions of Artists for the Amazon region”.
OVER 92,000 CASES AND 5,000 DEATHS IN THE AMAZON REGION
The event was framed in a campaign that seeks to raise funds to provide medical care and evacuate to in case of need to the communities that have settled in this natural region that covers nine countries.
Currently there are over 92,000 cases and 5,000 deaths associated with the coronavirus along the Amazon, reported the founder of Amazon Watch, Atossa Soltani.
The actress Oona Chaplin (“Game of Thrones”) served as conductor of the appointment.
“We are not only to raise money, also to raise awareness and inform of the hand of those who know best the situation,” he explained.
To Chaplin joined the academy award winner Jeff Bridges to remember that the Amazon is critical for regulating the climate of the planet” because, in addition to provides 20% of the oxygen and retaining carbon emissions.
Both gave the floor to representatives of indigenous, Spanish, Portuguese and English, denounced the violence with which they act is the criminal groups in their settlements.
For his part among the known faces, the model and actress Cara Delevingne called “ecocide”, the destruction of natural ecosystems, and claimed more attention of the international community.
“Deforestation is involved in practices that include slavery, human trafficking and money laundering”, he added for his part, the pianist Herbie Hancock.
MUSIC OF STING AND THE MESSAGE OF HOPE TO MORGAN FREEMAN
Several musical performances were interspersed between the speeches, like the one offered Sting, who performed the theme “Fragile”, whose lyrics -“all born under a star angry, do not forget how fragile we are”- gained new meaning.
The stars spoke after Barbra Streisand: “There are more trees in the Amazon region, who stars in the milky way”.
Although it was Morgan Freeman who gave the message more encouraging to remember that “we now have an unprecedented opportunity to do things different and better.”