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5% of our membership fees go to support the Amazon Conservation Association’s work to train locals in the Amazon regions of Peru and Bolivia to monitor and report illegal deforestation. 90% of the water evaporating into the atmosphere over land comes from trees. Clouds formed from the water released by the trees of the Amazon region create an enormous ‘river in the sky’ through which flows more water than the river system itself and which deposits essential rain over huge areas of the South American continent.