TO KEEP THE AMAZON ALIVE, WITH AND FOR ALL PEOPLE
Founded in 2008 and headquartered in Manaus, Amazonas, Brazil, the Foundation for Amazon Sustainability (FAS) is a non-profit civil society organization that works for the sustainable development of the Amazon through programs and projects in the areas of education and citizenship, health, empowerment, research and innovation, environmental conservation, community infrastructure, entrepreneurship and income generation.
Our mission is to contribute to the conservation of the Amazon by valuing the standing forest and its biodiversity and improving the quality of life of the Amazonian populations. In 2023, the institution completes 15 years of activities with remarkable results, such as the 202% increase in the average income of thousands of families benefited and the 40% decrease in deforestation in areas covered by FAS between 2008 and 2021.
Contribute to the environmental conservation of the Amazon by enhancing the socio-economic benefits of the standing forest and its biodiversity, while improving the quality of life of remote communities by implementing and disseminating knowledge
about sustainable development.
To be a world reference in solutions for sustainable development in the Amazon, through enhancing the socio-economic benefits of standing forests and their biodiversity, community empowerment and the expansion and strengthening of partnerships.
ACTION IN NUMBERS
Communities, localities and villages
Territories (Conservation Units, Indigenous Lands, Municipal Headquarters)
Increase in family income for residents of Conservation Units
Reduction in deforestation in 16 Conservation Units
Audits approved with no reservations
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