The stories of the Amazon

University of Helsinki / Video


There is no doubt that the Amazon is linked to our wildest ideas of pristine nature. This wild nature nevertheless is much more linked to humans than what we had never imagined. Dr Álvaro Fernández- Llamazares from the University of Helsinki and funded by the Academy of Finland, unfolds the complex and fascinating story

that presents the roles of indigenous peoples in the conservation and evolution of rainforests with an unprecedented approach as science is overthrowing the most rooted preconceptions we might have about nature and indigenous peoples.

This video is a journey to a different story about science, nature and our way of sharing knowledge. It is also a small step on the acknowledgement of indigenous cultures and their role in maintaining the fabric of life on which humanity depends.

"Nature is not a place to visit. It is home."

Gary Snyder