In November 2015, 50 million cubic metres of waste was unleashed after a tailings dam collapsed in the Gualaxo River Valley. This report investigates what is being named the biggest disaster in Brazil's mining history.
In this film, ecological economist Dr Trista Patterson, lead scientist with The Nature Conservancy Dr M Sanjayan, sustainability advisor and author Tony Juniper and environmental economist Pavan Sukhdev reveal the richness of life supported by the Amazon and the hidden contribution this great forest makes in helping regulate the planets climate. Watch the video: http://www.bbc.com/future/story/20130226-amazon-lungs-of-the-planet
As executing agency of the Global Environment Facility (GEF), the IDB revitalizes vulnerable ecosystems and helps curb climate change in Latin America and the Caribbean. "
The Spain-UNEP Partnership in Support to conservation activities in Volcán Barú National Park and la Montañona Conservation Area seeks to preserve the integrity of these Protected Areas, which is threatened by communities that live in or around the parks and poach for food, or clear agricultural lands within park borders in order to meet their basic needs. This short film shows how through this initiative, Improved agricultural practices for fire prevention will help prevent further deforestation & forest degradation.