Posts Tagged ‘Rane Cortez’

Stars in the Amazon

Written by Rane Cortez on . Posted in Learn

Sunset where the Xingu and Fresco Rivers meet.

In her 7th post from the front lines of Amazon deforestation, Rane Cortez witnesses a landmark moment for São Felix when indigenous groups join together with government agencies to achieve zero illegal deforestation.

Chocolate: A Sweet Solution to Tropical Deforestation?

Written by Rane Cortez on . Posted in Learn

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When I think about chocolate, in addition to thinking about brownies, I think about saving rainforests and fighting carbon pollution. This week I sat down to talk with leaders of a local agricultural cooperative in São Felix do Xingu, here in the Brazilian Amazon, that helps its members plant cacao – the fruit that eventually becomes the delicious treat we all crave.

Searching for Forest Gold Among Angry, Rare Amazon Monkeys

Written by Peter Ellis on . Posted in Learn

Brazil Monkey

We spent three full days travelling to this place deep in the heart of the Brazilian Amazon, and three more searching: slashing though thick tangles of vines, braving legions of biting ants, and wading waist-deep through murky waters. The gold we’re searching for are the numbers that will help us determine the amount of carbon stored in the world’s rainforests.

Will Future Ranchers Celebrate the Story of a Sacred Tree?

Written by Rane Cortez on . Posted in Learn

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Our pilot program in the municipality of São Félix do Xingu will provide an example to the state of Pará and to Brazil for how to count the carbon that is stored in the trees, generate revenue through payments for reducing carbon pollution, and create participatory processes to direct that revenue to places where it will have the most impact. If we are successful, perhaps future generations will have a parade, like the bumba-meu-boi parade, that celebrates the story of a rancher’s prized tree — standing tall in the Amazon — that was once cut down but later restored.

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