Connecting the Hidden Amazon to the World

If our forests become deserts, what happens to humanity? The Amazon is the largest forest in the world. More than 20% of it has already been destroyed. What few know is that only 5% remains to reach the tipping point of loss of biodiversity, and begin the process of desertification. We will all be affected by the imbalance of the planet, and the impossibility of life in various parts of the world will be a reality. What can we do? It's hard to imagine, but the Amazon is home to 25 million people. These are the true guardians of the forest and are invisible to our eyes. They need to be heard; their culture, food, traditional knowledge and cultivation can be the key to the environment’s conservation. Conservation of biodiversity is not apart of human activity.

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Format: Panel
Event Type: Session
Level: Intermediate