Fascinating vids

Andre Ruzos’ fascinating story of the search for the boiling river in the Peruvian amazon: Shanay-timpishka

 

 

Patricia Medici: 

Known as “the living fossil,” the very same tapir that roams the forests and grasslands of South America today arrived on the evolutionary scene more than 5 million years ago. But threats from poachers, deforestation and pollution, especially in quickly industrializing Brazil, threaten this longevity.

MUSIC PAINTING – Glocal Sound – Matteo Negrin

 

In this real-life model of forest resilience and regeneration, Professor Suzanne Simard (Professor with the UBC Faculty of Forestry) shows that all trees in a forest ecosystem are interconnected, with the largest, oldest, “mother trees” serving as hubs. The underground exchange of nutrients increases the survival of younger trees linked into the network of old trees. Amazingly, we find that in a forest, 1+1 equals more than 2.

 

Kevin Spacey = The Rain Forest

This short vid is one of a series called Nature is Speaking.

 

Antonio Donato Nobre: 

The magic of the Amazon: A river that flows invisibly all around us

In this lyrical talk, Antonio Donato Nobre talks us through the interconnected systems of this region, and how they provide environmental services to the entire world. A parable for the extraordinary symphony that is nature. 

 

 

Mark Plotkin:

What the people of the Amazon know that you don’t
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.

Yann Arthus-Bertrand: Of Forests and Men – USA (Edward Norton)

Yann Arthus-Bertrand was appointed by the United Nations to produce the official film for the International Year of Forests.
Following the success of Home which was seen by 400 million people, the photographer began producing a short 7-minute film on forests made up of aerial images from Home and the Earth from Above television programmes.

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