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In 1995, while shooting a documentary in the Peruvian rainforest about the illegal importation of exotic birds, I first became truly interested in the desecration of the Amazon rainforest. In recent years, that concern has grown through my work with the United Nations Development Program and their m...

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Published in: Why Forests? Why Now? p. vii
Main Author: Alec Baldwin
Format: Book Chapter
Language: English
Published: Brookings Institution Press 10-25-2016
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Summary: In 1995, while shooting a documentary in the Peruvian rainforest about the illegal importation of exotic birds, I first became truly interested in the desecration of the Amazon rainforest. In recent years, that concern has grown through my work with the United Nations Development Program and their mission regarding the rights of indigenous peoples. As someone who cares about the threat of climate change, it has become impossible for me to decouple these issues. It is clear from this remarkable book that we simply cannot meet global climate goals without greater investment in forest protection and restoration. When you look
ISBN: 1933286857
9781933286853
DOI: 10.7864/j.ctt1hfr179.3