In the face of a global health crisis, the Secoya – an Indigenous peoples living in the Ecuadorian and Peruvian Amazon – have turned to the Amazon rainforest for help.
The Pirahã people of the Amazon River basin live in the present. They also speak a unique language, which sparked a linguistic war with the likes of Noam Chomsky.
American acoustic ecologist Gordon Hempton takes us on a sound trip to the first quiet park on Earth, where we can hear the gentle sounds of the Zabalo River, nestled deep in the Amazon rainforest.
The Madre de Dios region has seen a relentless stream of illegal gold mining. This is taking its toll not only on the Amazonian rainforest, but also on the area’s inhabitants.