Deforestation was decreasing before Bolsonaro came to power, but under his presidency, it surged to its worst in 15 years. He’s used his presidency to encourage loggers, farmers, and criminal gangs to clear the land, and indigenous people have faced violence so brutal they are calling it genocide.
This is a matter of survival for all of us. Fires, logging and climate change are pushing the Amazon to its breaking point — some areas are already releasing more CO2 into the atmosphere than they can absorb. If nothing is done scientists predict the rainforest’s ecosystem could collapse, with catastrophic consequences for the planet.
Crazily, there’s no international law against ecocide. But the ICC does protect against crimes against humanity — and if the Prosecutor opened an investigation, he would set a historic precedent. It could even move us closer to a new law against environmental destruction!
Sign the petition now calling on the Prosecutor to start investigating Bolsonaro — and let’s be a voice for the forest, its people, and the future of every human on Earth.