Amazon Women: On the Front Lines of Grassroots Climate Leadership | Rainforest EXPLORER:  News & Notes |

Some women leaders, like Mayalu Txucarramãe of Brazil's Kayapo Waura people, have been the first to openly represent their tribe on the international stage. Txucarramãe is organizing the Kayapo youth against the massively destructive Belo Monte Dam on the Xingu River. Others have been leading various local efforts with a focus on women's and children's rights, and the preservation of the forest.