Deforestation is the second most important cause of global warming and is responsible for about 15% of global greenhouse gas emissions. This is precisely where the REDD+ project comes in: It represents the efforts of countries to reduce emissions from deforestation and forest degradation. Heidi Böttcher works for the project and talks about the benefits and activities in Chile in the interview with Andes Nativa.
The story of pumas in Torres del Paine, the controversial hippopotamus of Pablo Escobar, the coronavirus and zoonotic, or the tragedy of tiger trafficking in Southeast Asia: the incredible unpublished documentaries in Chile that will be part of Santiago Wild 2021.
Chile has about 4.5 million hectares of wetlands. (I don’t know if you’re thinking the same thing as me: that’s a lot!)
To better understand this topic, these is the definition that I’ve found for wetland:
“Any normal flat area where the surface of the soil is covered with water permanently or seasonally, is a wetland”. These are natural refuges for wildlife and wild flora, sources of fresh water, recharge for aquifers and true filters for sediments and pollutants.”