The Cerrado is a huge ecosystem in Brazil, encompassing 25% of the country’s landscape. It is a wildlife-rich savannah where many freshwater springs are born. But the region is being killed by the agribusiness. Half of the Cerrado’s natural vegetation has already been destroyed to make way for soya and cattle farms. This destruction affects not only the region’s biodiversity, but also the communities who live there and depend on a healthy ecosystem.
Is it worth killing the Cerrado ecosystem for the sake of the agribusiness development? Who benefits from this so-called development? What future will we have if our natural resources are gone? These are a few of the questions this 3-episode documentary web-series raises.
For the past two years, Greenpeace Brazil has been in the Cerrado to document and show the beauty of the region and what the traditional communities who live there have to face with the devastating rush of the agribusiness.
One million species are risking extinction and people all over the world are already experiencing the effects of the climate crisis. We can’t allow more forest destruction. Join the movement to demand companies stop deforestation and restore forests: https://act.gp/2Rzc6At
Photo: Silvestre Silva
Video: Fernanda Ligabue
Editing: Felipe Carrelli
- 1.Brazil drought linked to Amazon deforestation
- 2.Beached Whale
- 3.Fruits of the Forest
- 4.Inside Rio’s favelas, the city’s neglected neighbourhoods
- 5.Slash & Burn | Part 1: Why Amazonian farmers use fire
- 6.Slash & Burn | Part 2: How Amazonian farmers manage fire
- 7.Slash & Burn | Part 3: Problems that occur with burn practices
- 8.Slash & Burn | Part 4: Alternatives to present practices
- 9.Slash & Burn | Part 5: How can things change?
- 10.How Brazil is halting deforestation in the Amazon
- 11.Environment vs Development | Amazon: Truth and Myth | BBC
- 12.Investigating Deforestation of the Amazon | Ross Kemp Extreme World
- 13.Brazil: Slaves To Fashion – Latin America Investigates
- 14.The fight for Brazil’s rainforest
- 15.Illegal Loggers: The Tribe Waging War in the Amazon
- 16.How Do You Plant a Rainforest?
- 17.Hold the Line Episode 1: Is it worth killing an ecosystem for the sake of development?
- 18.Hold the Line Episode 2: Who benefits from this so-called development?
- 19.Hold the Line Episode 3: What future will we have if our natural resources are gone?
- 20.Amazon rainforest fires could devastate the fight against climate change
- 21.Drone footage reveals aftermath of Amazon fires
- 22.Amazon fires: the tribes fighting to save their dying rainforest
- 23.Amazon rainforest indigenous people in fight for survival- BBC News
- 24.Brazil’s indigenous population fights back | DW Documentary (Environment documentary)
- 25.Amazon fires create respiratory issues for people of Brazil l ABC News
- 26.Amazon forest fire: What it tells us about deforestation
- 27.Hotspots: Surge in deforestation in Amazon rainforest
- 28.Deforestation creating climate issues for the Amazon rainforest
- 29.Bolsonaro blames Amazon rainforest wildfires on green groups | DW News
- 30.Special report: The Amazon rainforest ablaze
- 31.How One Rich American Is Helping to Burn the Amazon for Profit | Opinions | NowThis
- 32.Why Is the Amazon Burning, and What’s Next? | The New Yorker
- 33.Amazon fire ban – BBC News
- 34.Amazon fires: burning continues despite ban
- 35.Amazon rainforest fires could have global implications | 7.30
- 36.Amazon wildfires an international crisis | The Drum
- 37.Meet the Ranchers Who Claim the Brazilian Amazon is Theirs to Burn | The Dispatch
- 38.The Amazon rainforest in Brazil is burning. Who started the fires? | The Fact Checker
- 39.Fires rage across Amazon rainforest at record pace
- 40.Why is the Amazon burning? | CNBC Explains
- 41.Firefighter Rescues Baby Bird From Bolivian Wildfires