Rock in Rio starts new auction of instruments signed by artists

Rock in Rio starts new auction of instruments signed by artists

A signed drum skin and guitar picks from Foo Fighters, along with guitars signed by the Red Hot Chili Peppers, Goo Goo Dolls, Pink, Nile Rodgers and Paralamas do Sucesso bands will be auctioned to help the Amazon.

The initiative is part of the Amazónia Live project, which has been developed by Rock in Rio since 2016 and has just started a new edition.

The public can bid through an international platform (E-solidar), according to the information provided today to the Lusa agency by the organization.

According to the same source, Amazónia Live is developed in partnership with Conservation International, the Socio-Environmental Institute and the Brazilian Biodiversity Fund, and has raised funds for the planting of more than three million trees in the Amazon rainforest, of which 1.4 million have already been planted.

The project "Paisagens Sustentáveis da Amazónia" (Sustainable Landscapes of the Amazon in English) was added to this movement, and its goal is "to restore 28,000 hectares through various techniques".

In total, over 73 million trees are expected by 2023.

The Amazon is the largest rainforest in the world and has the largest biodiversity recorded in an area of the planet, with about 5.5 million square kilometers, including territories of Brazil, Peru, Colombia, Venezuela, Ecuador, Bolivia, Guyana, Suriname and French Guiana.

Evaporation in the Amazon produces a part of the rain that falls there. When deforestation reaches 20 or 25 percent, scientists predict, the region will stop evaporating rainwater to keep the forest moist.

The number of fires in Brazil increased by 83% this year, compared to the same period of 2018, with 72,953 outbreaks registered as of August 19, with the Amazon being the most affected region.