Over the past 40 years, approximately 1 million square kilometers of rainforest have been destroyed across South America. Two famous Brazilians want to end deforestation and revive the rainforests of their homeland. Sebastiao Salgado, a renowned photographer and forest champion, and musician Gilberto Gil hopes to plant 1 million trees a year. Sonya Diehn presents a report by Ivo Marusczyk.
At work, Morgan Philpott (pictured below) looks after sick children. During her recess hours, the Australian pediatrician turns her attention to an equally defenseless group: the unhealthy koalas.
“There needs to be a balance to ensure that these species survive,” said Tracey, a WIRES volunteer, who asked not to give her last name, as she fed mother and twins joeys eucalyptus leaves in a rehabilitation pen next to her home.
MARIKA KOCHIASHVILI PHOTO EDITING; WRITING BY BYRON KAYE; SHRI NAVARATNAM EDITING TEXT; JULIA DALRYMPLE LAYOUT