Mt. Adams from Bluff Lake, near Trout Lake, Washington
This is taken on Yakama Nation land... traditional Native American land that surrounded Mt. Adams and is considered sacred by the tribe. In 1972 the US government gave the East half of Mt. Adams (referred to as Tract D) back to the Yakama Nation and they continue to run campgrounds and trails in the area for a fee. This is a subalpine area, and trails lead from the far side of the lake up towards the mountain into the alpine meadows known as Bird Creek Meadows.
The charity's objects are to promote for the benefit of the public the preservation and conservation of the Amazon rainforest, to advance education in the subject and to promote research into the flora and fauna of the Amazon Rainforest and to publish the useful results.
Save the Amazon Rainforest Organisation Ltd is a registered charity (registered charity number 1116002) raising awareness of the plight of the Amazon Rainforest and works closely with The Instituto Caiuá and the NTFP Foundation.
The Instituto Caiuá is a registered charity and has its main office at Araruama, Lake Region of State of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Its goal is the sustainable development of tropical forests, creating an environmental management system involving local residents. The name Caiuá, which in Tupi-Guarani tongue means "one who lives in the forest", it refers to life in harmony with nature.
The Instituto Caiuá's team of specialists include Bio Chemists, Forest Engineers, and Ethno-botanists.
In 2003 ICGA was awarded 'The Letter of Interest' from the National Botanical Research Institute of Brazil based in Rio de Janeiro
The NTFP Foundation (Non timber forest products) Foundation supports sustainable rainforest projects mainly in the Brazilian rainforest. It is a registered charity based in Bern, Switzerland.
TO SUPPORT BRAZIL IN EXPLORING AND PRESERVING THE AMAZON RAINFOREST. TO FOSTER A SUSTAINABLE WAY OF LIVING FOR THE FOREST DWELLERS.
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Panti is well known to birders for the large variety of beautiful species in a small area.
Early mornings are the best time to catch these forest beautiful.
One of the joys of an early morning start is the promise of a glimpse of the pristine beauty of the forest itself. This view is at dawn and the mist cloaks a slowly wakening land.
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BRAZILIAN ARTIST'S OPEN LETTER ON THE AMAZON DEFORESTATION
We just celebrated the smallest Amazon Rainforest deforestation rate of the past three years: 17 thousand square kilometers. This corresponds almost to the half size of the Netherlands. We have already been able to destroy 16% of the total rainforest area, which corresponds to twice the size of Germany and three areas corresponding to the state of Sao Paulo. We do not have a reason to celebrate it at all. Amazon is not planet's lung, but renders services to Brazil and to the world. This green vastness extending over five million square kilometers is a thermal layer generated by nature to prevent the sunrays from reaching the ground, and thus enabling the existence of the most luxuriant forest on earth, which helps to regulate the planet's temperature.
It has been tilted in its exuberance, raped by unscrupulous lumberjacks, who set its emerald coverage on fire, giving way to foreigners that humiliate the forest by planting pasture or soybean over its centenary chestnut-tree ashes. In spite of the extraordinary effort for conservation unit implementation as an alternative for the sustainable development, the deforestation continues. Even after Chico Mendes' blood having sealed the men/nature pact, as well as the rubber latex extractor and Indian, even after the forest people alliance "for the right to maintain our forests untouched, as we need them for survival", even after several sagas full of heroism, death and passion, the Amazon deforestation continues.
As in the past, we consider the Rainforest as being an obstacle to progress, an area that has to be subdued and conquered. An enormous land stock that might be turned into low production pastures, soybean plantations and vegetable species to be used as alternative fuel or even inexhaustible wood, fish, gold, mineral and energy sources. We are people with no responsibility at all. The deforestation and burning are symbols of our incompetence to understand the susceptibility and instability of the Amazon ecosystem and how to deal with it.
A country that possesses 165.000 square kilometers of abandoned or semi-abandoned deforested areas might double its grain production without having to fell one single tree. Without the forest the soil will be of no avail. It is urgent that we become responsible for managing our natural resources' leftover.
Thus, from our point of view, the only reasonable proceeding to diminish the almost irreversible deforestation effects, is given under § 4 of Article 225, of our Federal Constitution:
"The Brazilian Amazon Rainforest (...) is a national inheritance, and its use will be performed within law requirements, which assure the environment preservation, even with regard to the use of its natural resources".
Having its enforcement to be implemented on municipal, state and federal levels, thus assuring THE IMMEDIATE INTERRUPTION OF THE BRAZILIAN AMAZON RAINFOREST DEFORESTATION. NOW!
Time has come to visualize our trees as monuments of our culture and history.
WE ARE FOREST PEOPLE!
Concept and Project
JUCA DE OLIVEIRA
BRAZILIAN NATIONAL ANTHEM - FRANCISCO MANUEL DA SILVA (Opening)
BACHIANAS BRASILEIRAS Nº 5 - HEITOR VILLA LOBOS (Manifesto)
CHRISTIANE TORLONI (Portuguese)
JUCA DE OLIVEIRA (Portuguese)
VICTOR FASANO (Portuguese and English)
FRAUKE ALLMENROEDER (English)
KATIA CHALITA (French)
MAITHÉ HAKIM (French)
PROFa. VANISE LEITE NUNES (Spanish)
Production and Administration
ALEXANDRE DE FARIA
CARLOS EDUARDO ASCHENBERGER
BRAZILIAN MUSIC ACADEMY / DR. HENRIQUE GANDELMAN
JULIANA TERESA HANNICKEL
PROFa. MARIA DA GLÓRIA SAMPAIO FERNANDES
The first real hike with the D80. ( I mean, with a 15 kilo pack on my back... ) Not easy taking pictures in a forest... only a few came out well.
It was taken in Luxemburg, early in the morning, and the forest was still very quiet and foggy. It's a very special forest with lots of 'boulders', rivers and valleys.