The Amazon Rainforest is a complex ecosystem responsible for providing more than 20% of the world’s oxygen and is comprised of a billion acres of land. It is home to almost half of the world's species of plants and animals and has been steadily devastated by humans to give land to cattle ranching, logging, mining, farming, and road construction. This destructive behavior has resulted in extermination of 137 species of plants and animals each day.
Unfortunately, about one quarter of the western medicine used today is made from ingredients originated in the Amazon Rainforest. If the Amazon deforestation continues at the same rate, thousands of non identified botanicals will never be cataloged. Thus losing the possibility of knowing how many more plants could have potential to help save lives. Deforestation has also caused the decline of indigenous tribes and their knowledge on the use of numerous plants has disappeared with them.
Despite the fact that it resides mostly in Brazilian territory, the protection of the Amazon Rainforest and more than 20% of the world’s oxygen should be seen as a responsibility of every person, no matter their country.
We, at BioBrazil Botanicals work closely with local government and Ambiental Organizations and partnered with small farmers and cooperatives of gatherers to make use of sustainable harvesting of non-timber forest resources in a way to prevent the complete degradation of the Brazilian Amazon.
The botanical species we use as raw material to manufacture ingredients for the cosmetic, food and pharmaceutical industries are sustainable wild-harvested and fairly traded from small cooperatives and farmers in a way to encourage them to stay on the Amazon and help to protect the place they also need to survive.