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Amazon Day 2016: from above and below

It’s that time of year again – when the kids go back to school after the long summer break. September 5 also happens to be Amazon Day in Brazil. Perhaps many of us first learned something about the Amazon from enthusiastic teachers at primary school. Perhaps we learned about it being the world’s largest rainforest […]

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Conservation hero Robenir (left) receives the Olympic torch at the beginning of his leg of the relay © Rio 2016 / Fernando Soutello Olympics

Lighting the way to Olympic and Amazon glory

With the Rio Games only a few days away, we’re celebrating two conservation heroes of the Amazon who have been part of the Olympic flame’s epic journey around Brazil. From giant fish to wild rubber, find out how indigenous and rural communities are protecting the rainforest through Sky Rainforest Rescue. At the climax of the […]

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Areal shot of the Amazon © Andre Bartschi - WWF-Canon cop21

Local leadership in the Amazon at the Paris Climate Conference

At the start of the Paris Climate Change Conference (COP21) Prince Charles was among the many voices calling for increased action to safeguard the world’s forests, pointing out that “There is no Plan B to tackle climate change without them.” This blog is about one state in the Amazon showing local level leadership on forests. […]

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Female rubber tapper hanging rubber strips out to dry © Adrian Steirn Sky Rainforest Rescue

Amazon rubber tappers tell their story

Deep within the Amazon, rubber trees grow wild in their native rainforest home. They provide the livelihood for rubber tappers, who have developed an intimate and caring relationship with the rubber trees and their rainforest surroundings. They tell their story here, through two short videos. In this video rubber tapper Sebastiao speaks of the importance […]

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Richard Hammond and his camera, Amazon © Richard Hammond

Q&A with Richard Hammond in the Amazon

TV star Richard Hammond ventured deep into the Amazon for his new Sky 1 programme ‘Richard Hammond’s Jungle Quest’, which airs on 16 and 23 September. The show sees Richard attempting to realise his childhood dream of being a wildlife photographer. We caught up with Richard to ask him about his jungle adventure… What made […]

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Mobile phone being used for citizen science © Antonio Oveido WWF-Brazil From the field

Sky Rainforest Rescue supports extreme citizen science

Local fisherman Damião was navigating along a remote stretch of the Envira river in state of Acre, Brazil during the rainy season. He stopped at Sacado lake, set down his backpack, and pulled out his smartphone with global positioning system (GPS) receiver. First checking the GPS to make sure he was at the right spot, […]

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