In South America’s Amazon region, the lives of indigenous people are at great risk as deforestation of the rainforests continues despite global calls for action, according to an advocate from the indigenous community.

Speaking to Anadolu Agency on the continuing deforestation of the Amazon and its effects on the local community, Eloy Terena, an indigenous leader and legal counsel of the Articulation of the Indigenous People of Brazil (APIB), said they draw strength from the forests to fight for survival and they look after nature, so nature looks after them.

“The forest is our mother, is our home, where

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