Global concerns are mounting over deforestation and degradation that threaten to push the Amazon rainforest past a “tipping point” and turn it into a savannah. Scientists worry that die-back may already be underway in parts of the Legal Amazon in Brazil. Aware of these threats, presidents from eight Amazon countries were gathered in Belem on August 8 and 9 for a summit to … [Read more...] about Keeping Amazonia Forever: A vibrant bioeconomy is one of our best defenses against a critical tipping point
Yves Lesenfants is a Belgian ecologist with 30+ years of field experience in Latin America, focusing on the Andean and Amazon regions. He specializes in technological innovation for conservation, development, and land management. He currently leads activities related with innovation, bioeconomy, and geospatial intelligence for the IDB's Amazonia Forever Program.