GLP Films visits the Amazon Conservation Association, a group in Peru working to protect the natural environment of Peru, and its valuable nuts.
Farmers like 75-year-old Patricio De Leon have been making a living by harvesting and selling Brazil nuts for the past 60 years. Unlike other nuts, Brazil nuts thrive only in pristine, primary rainforests. Saving the Amazon is more than a wish for farmers like Patricio, it’s a way of life. Even during tough economic years, farmers like him weren’t willing to cut down the rainforest, believing in their land and feel a strong connection to it. New residents from the Andes cause conflicts on property borders and climate change affects rainfall, but these farmers refuse to lose hope. The Amazon Conservation Association is on the front lines of the issue, working to keep people employed without compromising the rainforest and using cutting edge ideas to make the rainforest more valuable intact rather than cut down.
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