Use the Amazon’s natural bounty to save it: experts

France 24 | Oct 18, 2019 at 10:48 AM
  • Brazilian prize-winning climatologist Carlos Nobre is calling for a bioeconomic plan to save the Amazon by drawing on its wealth of berries and nuts — an idea championed at a key Vatican summit.
  • The assembly has heard from indigenous peoples and international experts on the fate of locals who are threatened — and sometimes murdered — by economic predators.
  • Felicio de Araujo Pontes, a Brazilian prosecutor who specialises in defending indigenous peoples, criticised “a colonialist mentality that persists with the idea of superiority over the people of the forest”.