Ginseng poaching threatens plant’s survival

Poaching of plants, including corals, for medicine and for collectors has become a common problem throughout the world. While the poaching of plants, particularly endangered species, has not caught the same amount of attention worldwide as the plight of endangered animal species, plants are vital to the planet, and the survival of the planet and the people who inhabit it. One such plant that faces … Continue reading Ginseng poaching threatens plant’s survival

Young filmmaker Asha Stuart documents the lost tribes of Africa now living in India

A native African tribe has been living in the dense forests of South Asia in quiet obscurity for more than 500 years, and is now the subject of a short documentary by National Geographic Young Explorer, Asha Stuart. Known as the Siddis, their ancestors originated from the Great Lakes region of Africa before being captured and brought to India as Arab slaves. When slavery was … Continue reading Young filmmaker Asha Stuart documents the lost tribes of Africa now living in India

Madagascar Vanilla: Documentary exposes how Chinese businesses wreak havoc on trade

Madagascar is the leading exporter of vanilla, one of the world’s most valuable and sought-after spices. Malagasies often refer to native flora, vanilla, as the “life-force” of the country. Despite the fact that 80% of the vanilla on the global market originates from Madagascar, vanilla farmers are living near or below the poverty level and in constant fear of losing their crop to theft. About three out … Continue reading Madagascar Vanilla: Documentary exposes how Chinese businesses wreak havoc on trade

Bolivian President Evo Morales Is Banking on the Country’s Untapped Resource: Coca Leaf — Longreads

Instead of eradicating its coca crop, Bolivia is trying to market coca in a variety of products. Will anyone outside of Bolivia buy them? via Bolivian President Evo Morales Is Banking on the Country’s Untapped Resource: Coca Leaf — Longreads Continue reading Bolivian President Evo Morales Is Banking on the Country’s Untapped Resource: Coca Leaf — Longreads

Down to Earth: Film documents family’s 5-year journey learning from indigenous communities

Down to Earth is a documentary that charts the journey of a family of five who cross six continents, living with some of the planet’s oldest indigenous communities, in the quest for a new perspective on life. Leaving the rat race behind, a London couple, along with their three young children, film their five year journey into the jungles of India, the Australian out-back and the Kalahari … Continue reading Down to Earth: Film documents family’s 5-year journey learning from indigenous communities

Unicorn Riot Releases BLACK SNAKE KILLAZ: A #NODAPL STORY — LRInspire

https://player.vimeo.com/video/243051889 The independent media group Unicorn Riot releases the documentary Black Snake Killaz a #NoDAPL story that documents the historic efforts to stop the Dakota Access Pipeline. Unicorn Riot, who were one of the first non-Native media organizations reporting on the Dakota Access Pipeline, has weaved together footage the establishment of the Sacred Stone Camp to […] via Unicorn Riot Releases BLACK SNAKE KILLAZ: A #NODAPL … Continue reading Unicorn Riot Releases BLACK SNAKE KILLAZ: A #NODAPL STORY — LRInspire

Kill the Funding, Kill the Pipeline, Divest the Globe by Matt Remle — LRInspire

Corporations and banks will not move on from the fossil fuel era because of our compelling moral and ecological arguments about why they should. So we are learning to speak their language. Money talks. via Kill the Funding, Kill the Pipeline, Divest the Globe by Matt Remle — LRInspire Continue reading Kill the Funding, Kill the Pipeline, Divest the Globe by Matt Remle — LRInspire