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Twenty Years of Defending the Amazon.
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October 26, 2016 Since its beginning 20 years ago, Amazon Watch has been deeply committed to defending indigenous peoples' rights and territories, for they are the best guardians of their rainforest homes. Considering that indigenous lands hold 80% of global biodiversity, it is no surprise that extractive industries want their resources. If left to them, the Amazon's Sacred Headwaters would become one big oil field, and the watersheds of the Brazilian Amazon would be destroyed by agribusiness and mega-dams. There is another way! Amazon Watch continues to stand with indigenous allies in defending their territories and sacred natural areas as industrial "No Go Zones." We are committed to supporting and amplifying Sarayaku's Kawsak Sacha, or Living Forests, proposal in defense of all life in the Amazon by keeping the oil in the ground. We want to expand this model throughout the Amazon, so that places like Yasuní National Park and the Xingu and Tapajós rivers will never again be considered for industrial development. We are also waging international market campaigns to expose and pressure governments and corporations that are causing harm. Our new Amazon Crude Campaign aims to reduce demand for rainforest-destroying oil. We recently began working with Brazilian allies to expose the financiers of environmental and indigenous rights law rollbacks. Learn more and join the movement at amazonwatch.org. Produced by @Ecodeo (http://www.ecodeo.co) Additional footage generously provided by: Todd Southgate, SpectralQ, Gert-Peter Bruch / Planète Amazone.

Date 10/24/2016 Format Instructional
Length unknown Keywords SustainabilityMember of Special Collection Forests More Details
Working Together for Solutions by Avrim Lazar
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On October 21st, 2010, 3BL Media's Lorraine Smith interviews Avrim Lazar, President and CEO at Forest Products Association of Canada talks about protecting jobs, communities (300), and the wilderness. Environmental groups and the forest industry come to the same table to solve problems - it hurts, frustrating, but problems were solved.

EarthSayer Avrim Lazar
Date 10/25/2010 Format Interview
Length 7:57 Keywords SustainabilityMember of Special Collection Canadian Business for Social Responsibility More Details
Sustainable Forestry Initiative by Kathy Abusow
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On October 21st, 2010, 3BL Mediacau's Lorraine Smith caught up with Kathy Abusow, President and CEO at Sustainable Forestry Initiative which creates standards that can be used to manage forest lands, which is then audited by a third party and "certified."

EarthSayer Kathy Abusow
Date 10/25/2010 Format Length 4:45 Keywords SustainabilityMember of Special Collection Forests More Details
Contamination of Ecuador's Rainforest: The Chevron Tapes
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Published on April 8, 2015
In 2011 Amazon Watch receiveda mysterious package from a Chevron whistleblower. Chevron which bought Texaco in 2001, has just been found guility of one of othe worst environmental disasters in Ecuador's Rainforest.
These are video tapes of Chevron consultants trying to find uncontaminated soil and water with not much success. 

Ver en español aquí: https://youtu.be/8VKX2yD2slM

Date unknown Format Corporate
Length unknown Keywords SustainabilityMember of Special Collection High Risk Energy Alternatives More Details
What the people of the Amazon know that you don't by Mark Plotkin
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"The greatest and most endangered species in the Amazon rainforest is not the jaguar or the harpy eagle," says Mark Plotkin, "It's the isolated and uncontacted tribes." In an energetic and sobering talk, the ethnobotanist brings us into the world of the forest's indigenous tribes and the incredible medicinal plants that their shamans use to heal. He outlines the challenges and perils that are endangering them — and their wisdom — and urges us to protect this irreplaceable repository of knowledge. Published on Nov 24, 2014

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EarthSayer Mark Plotkin
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The Reunion by Handcrafted Films
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Published on Nov 27, 2014

Stunning story about indigenous Harakbut people exploring their ancient past in the Peruvian Amazon with the discovery of an enormous carved stone face 'rostra' in the cliffs of the jungle. The 'rostra' had never been documented before. Perhaps the discovery of these ancient monuments could help prevent the exploration of gold mining and petroleum companies encroaching upon their territories. You can find other short films on a similar issue at If Not Us Then Who:

The films are a culmination of more than two years of participatory filming by Handcrafted Films. From Indonesia to Peru, we have been working with local partners to articulate individual stories through film.

Using the powerful visuals they are now organising a global roadshow in the lead up to COP21 in Paris. Our aim is to draw attention to the wider issue of deforestation, community-based solutions and ultimately to put pressure on governments and their commitment to slow climate change.

Date unknown Format Documentary
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Google Earth Engine by Rebecca Moore
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Jungle Bird Interviews Rebecca Moore in her offices at Google. She is a computer scientist and longtime software professional. Her personal work using Google Earth was instrumental in stopping the logging of more than a thousand acres of redwoods in her Santa Cruz Mountain community. Rebecca also initiated and leads the development of Google Earth Engine, a new technology platform which supports global-scale data-mining of satellite imagery for societal benefit. Rebecca received a bachelor's degree with honors from Brown University in Artificial Intelligence, a master's degree from Stanford University, and is currently on leave from the Stanford Ph.D. program in Computer Science. Published on Sep 16, 2014

EarthSayer Rebecca Moore
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Menominee Chief Oshkosh: Leader in Troubled Times
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During a time when many American Indian nations were being forced off their lands by the United States government, Chief Oshkosh worked to negotiate treaties that would allow the Menominee to stay in their homeland. Oshkosh also promoted his people's traditional forest management practices, which are known today as sustainable forestry.

More information here. More animations, interactives, ebooks and teacher tips here.



EarthSayer Chief Oshkosh
Date unknown Format Length unknown Keywords SustainabilityMember of Special Collection Wisdom Keepers More Details
Forestry | Climate Wisconsin by Marshall Pecore
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EarthSayer Marshall Pecore
Date unknown Format Documentary
Length unknown Keywords SustainabilityMember of Special Collection Climate Wisconsin:Stories from a State of Change More Details
Woodlands of Ireland by Eco-Eye
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 In ancient Ireland, trees were revered and worshiped, the price of chopping one down was severe, so why has this love and respect of our natural woodlands not survived?

Episode two of Eco Eye 2014 looks at the efforts of those trying to save and even restore our native woodlands and along with it the biodiversity that thrived for thousands of years in these magical places

Published on Jan 14, 2014

See also Woodlands of Ireland and BirdWatch Ireland.

EarthSayers Dr. John Cross; Anja Murry; Aileen Sullivan
Date unknown Format Series
Length unknown Keywords SustainabilityMember of Special Collection Forests More Details

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