*By @GrahamWatkins. Picture by Narhuanna. A month ago, I visited Porto Joffre in the Pantanal in Brazil. I was lucky enough to spend hours watching jaguars. Normally, jaguars are very hard to see – but in Porto Joffre, they regularly walk along river edges searching for capybara and caiman to eat. While they are abundant along the river, away from the rivers, the cats hunt … [Read more...] about How can habitat corridors make our infrastructure more sustainable?
Ecosystems and Biodiversity
With more than 68 million hectares of forests, Peru has one of the five largest, most diverse and best preserved tropical forest areas in the world. It is also estimated to be one of the world’s four largest tropical forest carbon stores. These forests are in DANGER. Look at the situation in the Peruvian Amazon: [dropcap type="circle" color="#ffffff" … [Read more...] about This week, the Peruvian forests have a reason to celebrate
Wild Wealth, a documentary that depicts the wealth of biodiversity in Latin America and the Caribbean in images not previously seen, will be previewed at the Rio+20 United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development on June 20, in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Financed by the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB), the documentary was produced by National Geographic film crews … [Read more...] about Latin America and the Caribbean: Wild Wealth
I have a confession to make. I, Andrea Sabelli, lifelong environmentalist and “tree-hugger” have never - or I should say had never - planted a single tree. I dedicated my whole graduate thesis to agroforestry and reforestation practices in the Amazon Basin, spent three years working on climate change vulnerability in the Latin America and the Caribbean and promoted … [Read more...] about Confessions of a tree-hugger
On June 8, we celebrate World Oceans Day. Here are seven economic and environmental reasons you too should celebrate and think about conserving the oceans and coral reefs in our region: More than three-quarters of the surface of the earth are covered by oceans. They are home to an immense biological wealth: about 200,000 species identified, although it is estimated … [Read more...] about Seven reasons to celebrate world oceans day