Yawanawá indigenous land, Brazilian Amazon

The Yawanawá people are protecting nature with support from the Uon.Earth community.

554,160 m²
member since
2,000,000,000 m²
total area size

Yawanawá indigenous land, Brazilian Amazon

Indigenous community safeguarding the Amazon

The Indigenous Yawanawá people inhabit a community-owned land located in Acre, Amazonia Brazil. The Yawanawá community are the wild’s last and best guardians. The homelands they steward are 98.9% intact tropical rainforest thanks to the unique vision they have of nature.

Bio Region

Western Amazonian Forests & Plains


Invasions of fishermen and professional hunters within the territory, illegal logging and mining, and extreme climatic events such as severe floods, prolonged droughts and intense cold.


Fight for the rights of the Yawanawa people, expand and strengthen territorial protection and surveillance, increase women's leadership and strengthen cultural and spiritual traditions.

Key Species

This richly biodiverse area is home to many many endangered species and vulnerable fauna including, black monkey, maracajá, painted jaguar, jabu, and mutum.


Yawanawa, the people of the wild boar, now comprise around 1250 people. All speak the same language that comes from the linguistic root Pano and all live together in the same territory.

Fun Fact

Despite the fact indigenous peoples make up just 5% of the global population, they are protecting 80% of the world’s remaining biodiversity!