31 Jul '17, 11am

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Yes! There were a lot of scientists in Brazil and Colombia publishing evidence on this, but no one wanted to do anything because the economic power of the people there. Also, the situation is very complex. In some parts of the film, A River Below , I say – it’s not about dolphins, the film. It’s really about the economy in a region like the Amazon. The people are trying to survive. The whole planet looks to the Amazon as a possibility – as the last reserve of forests on the planet. But these people from other countries have forgotten about the 34 million people already living there. What are they going to do to live? Not only to survive, but to live – for their livelihoods. And it’s a very complex issue. We’re talking about tourists, and fisheries… What will be the activities in the Amazon that can support 34 million people and the more than three million indigenous people...

Full article: https://news.mongabay.com/2017/07/the-dolphin-who-became-...

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