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Today’s Solutions: June 25, 2024

How cacao trees are helping to

How cacao trees are helping to stop illegal gold mining in the Amazon

Located in the far north of the Brazilian Amazon, Yanomami is Brazil’s biggest indigenous reserve, spread over 9.6 million hectares (23.7m acres). But its wild, mountainous forests are overrun by an estimated 20,000 wildcat gold miners, called garimpeiros. For the people of the Yanomami, this Read More...