Paul Paz y Miño from Amazon Watch speaks on biodiversity of Western Amazon Rainforest and protecting it from mining and drilling interests
Tag: rainforest ecology
Dangers of Palm Oil with Dr. Gary Shapiro
EcoJustice Radio investigates the dangers of palm oil to rainforest ecosystems in Indonesia, Malaysia, and around the world. They look into effects on their resident orangutans and Indigenous populations, with orangutan specialist Dr. Gary Shapiro.
Recipe for Abuse: Palm Oil, Child Labor, and Girl Scout Cookies
EcoJustice Radio discusses the dangers palm oil plantations present to tropical rainforest biodiversity and Indigenous communities in Southeast Asia, Central and South America, and Africa. We talk with Olivia Chaffin, a Girl Scout from Tennessee who has been petitioning to get not-sustainable palm oil out of Girl Scout cookies, and […]
Jack Eidt on the Nicaraguan Canal and Trans-Amazonian Railway
Jack Eidt of WilderUtopia spoke on the dangerous race for global control by the Chinese through mega-development projects such as the Gran Canal of Nicaragua and the Trans-Amazonian Railway, both with major human rights, ecological, and indigenous sovereignty consequences.
Asian Rosewood: Soaked in Blood
Deep in the tropical forests of Southeast Asia grows a rare and beautiful tree whose wood is so highly prized that men will kill to possess it. In Thailand, environmental organizations and park rangers are fighting back against organized crime syndicates bent on logging it and smuggling it to the burgeoning Chinese market.
Ecuador: Battle Between Living Systems and Oil at Yasuní National Park
Ecuador abandons a plan to preserve the most biodiverse region on Earth from oil exploitation, putting Yasuni national park at the frontline of a global battle between living systems and fossil fuels. Unable to raise sufficient financing, President Correa plans to move forward with oil drilling in this wild Amazonian region, putting wildlife and willfully uncontacted tribes at risk.
Papua New Guinea: Logging’s “Big Damage” to Forests and Humanity
A documentary from David Fedele allows Papua New Guinean villagers to tell their own story of broken promises and destruction from Malaysian companies logging of their forests.