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Instituto Terra (04:18)


In Minas Gerais, Brazil, Juliano Salgado and his family have been trying to reverse the effects of deforestation. His family has replanted thousands of trees as a form of rewilding.

Amazon Forest (06:42)

Deforestation and forest fires have devastated the Amazon Forest. Photographer Sebastiao Salgado and his son Juliano began rehabbing the forest around their farm in 1999. Instituto Terra now has a nursery to cultivate trees with the best chance of survival.

Wildlife Reintroduction (06:57)

Ibera National Park in Argentina is the world's largest wildlife reintroduction lab. More than 50 biologist help prepare hundreds of animals for release. Biologist Magali Longo helps reintroduce jaguars.

Ibera's Ecosystem (03:37)

Many key species have returned to Ibera National Park because of the biologists’ work. Biologist Alicia Delgado helps prepare anteaters for release. Jaguars will play an important role in the reestablished ecosystem.

Gorongosa Park (05:29)

The reintroduction of wildlife to the park in Mozambique creates risks for human populations. Biologist Jason Denlinger is part of the elephant monitoring team in the park.

Wildlife in Mozambique (02:28)

American millionaire Greg Carr funds the reserve and wildlife reintroduction in Gorongosa Park. A civil war in the 1970s wiped out much of the wildlife. Carr is unsure of the best way to combat human effects on the environment.

Jaguar Release (05:40)

Longo and the other biologists release a female jaguar into Iberia National Park. They use a soft release, which allows the jaguar to determine when she moves from her pen to the park. Longo follows the jaguars on horseback to ensure they play their correct role in the ecosystem.

Ecosystem Restoration (09:53)

Nature has shown its resilience when humans have been forced out of ecosystems. In Gorongosa Park, Director Pedro Muagura works to change agricultural practices of the local human population. He has created ways for the people to benefit from the park.

Climate Change in Serbia (07:38)

About 18 million hectares of forest in Serbia burned in 2021. Geophysicists Sergei and Nikita Zimov are studying the effects of climate change in the region. The permafrost has begun thawing, which will release harmful gases into the atmosphere.

Resurrecting Extinct Animals (05:08)

The next stage of rewilding could be bringing back extinct animals; some believe scientists can bring back mammoths. Scientists in the Netherlands have resurrected an auroch, an early ancestor of modern cows.

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Temperatures are rising and biodiversity collapsing at an unprecedented rate in the history of mankind. Almost 60% of wild animals have disappeared in the last 40 years. And the reason is always the same: the presence of man. Man whose activities emit greenhouse gases. Man who destroys living things and all animal species through deforestation, intensive agriculture, mining, and fossil extraction. Yet there is a solution: rewilding. Limiting human activities on immense areas so that they resuscitate and allow all living things to benefit from them. Let wildlife thrive without human intervention. According to the United Nations, an area as large as China should be reserved for rewilding so that the virtuous circle of biodiversity can be applied on a global scale to limit the effects of climate change. For years, many private initiatives have been launched all over the world which have already proven themselves. On the five continents of the earth, people are buying land, reintroducing endangered species and restoring disappeared ecosystems. In Argentina, we follow the reintroduction of jaguars in the Iberá wetlands, 70 years after they were driven into local extinction. In Brazil, Sebastião Salgado has replanted a forest with two million trees. In Mozambique, the return of large savannah animals has replenished a land destroyed by war. And in Siberia, a father and son hope to stave off climate change by reintroducing bisons.

Length: 60 minutes

Item#: FMK282232

ISBN: 979-8-88678-474-9

Copyright date: ©2022

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