Andre Ruzos’ fascinating story of the search for the boiling river in the Peruvian amazon: Shanay-timpishka
Known as “the living fossil,” the very same tapir that roams the forests and grasslands of South America today arrived on the evolutionary scene more than 5 million years ago. But threats from poachers, deforestation and pollution, especially in quickly industrializing Brazil, threaten this longevity.
MUSIC PAINTING – Glocal Sound – Matteo Negrin
In this real-life model of forest resilience and regeneration, Professor Suzanne Simard (Professor with the UBC Faculty of Forestry) shows that all trees in a forest ecosystem are interconnected, with the largest, oldest, “mother trees” serving as hubs. The underground exchange of nutrients increases the survival of younger trees linked into the network of old trees. Amazingly, we find that in a forest, 1+1 equals more than 2.
Kevin Spacey = The Rain Forest
This short vid is one of a series called Nature is Speaking.
Antonio Donato Nobre:
The magic of the Amazon: A river that flows invisibly all around us
In this lyrical talk, Antonio Donato Nobre talks us through the interconnected systems of this region, and how they provide environmental services to the entire world. A parable for the extraordinary symphony that is nature.
Yann Arthus-Bertrand: Of Forests and Men – USA (Edward Norton)
Yann Arthus-Bertrand was appointed by the United Nations to produce the official film for the International Year of Forests.
Following the success of Home which was seen by 400 million people, the photographer began producing a short 7-minute film on forests made up of aerial images from Home and the Earth from Above television programmes.