The early morning view from the highest point in Extrema, #Brazil, over looking a neighboring valley. The valley holds several reservoirs that serve as one of the main water supply for #saopaulo. On an assignment for @nature_org. #tncbrasil
Soy bean storage bin in #Belterra municipality in the amazon region in #Brazil. The land owners signed a pledge 10 years ago not to cut any trees for soy production. The program is run by @nature_org to help with agricultural compliance. Follow @TNCBrasil. #SoyBean#farm#storage#Amazon region of #Brazil
A four hundred year old tree, Samauma, in Tapajos National Forest. Created in 1974 is managed by the #ChicoMendezInstitute for conservation and #Biodiversity, as part of the national system of protected lands.
A Brazilian rubber tapper and land rights leader #ChicoMendes pioneered the world’s first tropical forest #conservation initiative advanced by forest peoples themselves. His work led to the establishment of Brazil’s extractive reserves protected forest areas that are inhabited and managed by local communities.
Chico Mendes and his colleagues were a tiny, marginalized minority in the 1980s, but their efforts brought them to power in parts of Brazil’s Amazon by the end of that decade. Tragically, Mendes became world-famous only when he was gunned down for his work in 1988. On assignment for @nature_org in the eastern edge of the #AmazonRainForest
Soy bean fields in Belterra, municipality in the amazon region in Brazil. The land owners have signed a pledge 10 years ago not to cut any trees for soy production. The program is run by @nature_org to help with agricultural compliance. The tall trees through out the image are #Castanheira (Brazil Nut) trees, which have been protected for years. @TNCBrasil. Some what surprising to me is that the program was begun by agra giant Cargill along with local producers of soy.