Coming from villages scattered throughout the Xingu national park, Brazil's first Indigenous reserve, 190 women from 16 different ethnic groups met to decide how they can defend their forest. "This forest gives us health," said Wisio Kaiabi. "It's important not just for Indigenous people. To stop climate change too." Diminishing and more irregular rainfall is leading to smaller harvests of manioc, banana, and sweet potato. And the main threat, they say, comes from the government of Jair Bolsonaro, Brazil's new president, as farmers around the Xingu replace forest with fields.
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