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Butterflies, Bats, and Bauxite: A Rainforest Frontline Report

Brazil, with its abundant sunshine and rain, its huge forests and immense mineral resources, may now be the country that holds the key to the future of climate change and alternative energy sources. Binka Le Breton and her colleagues at the Iracambi Research Center live on the front line of the struggle to preserve the extraordinary natural resources of the Atlantic Forest while ensuring a sustainable future for the family farmers who live on the fringes of the forest.  In a country that is going all out for development, where natural resources include unnumbered species of plants and animals, abundant water and huge mineral deposits, stakes are high and people rely on one another for their own survival and for the survival of the forest.

Recorded on Sunday, October 31, 2010 at the Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum.

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