The Battle in the Forest

With Gisele Bündchen

Photo: National Geographic Channels/Lalo de Almeida

Why this story needs to be told

The rainforest is doing us a huge service for free. It’s doing so much work for us to keep us alive and to keep us having the life that we have!

Gisele Bündchen
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Gisele Bündchen Visits the Rainforest

Gisele Bündchen travels to the Amazon for YEARS of LIVING DANGEROUSLY season two on National Geographic Channel.

Gisele Bündchen Visits the Rainforest

Gisele Bündchen travels to the Amazon for YEARS of LIVING DANGEROUSLY season two on National Geographic Channel.

Introduction

The battle to save the Amazon in Brazil — the “lungs of the planet” — is the ultimate race against time. There are ever-increasing threats from cattle ranching, drought, deforestation, massive hydroelectric dams and illegal mining. Supermodel and activist Gisele Bündchen travels to her home country to see the extent of the damage and investigates what’s being done to save the rainforest for all of us. Deep in the Amazon, she meets the national environmental police, just returning from a mission to put an end to illegal deforestation by ranchers. In Alta Floresta, she meets with Greenpeace for a flyover of the forest, which reveals huge patches of deforested land, logs piled high on trucks and barges, burnt rainforests and vast cattle ranches that were once lush, thousand-year-old tropical rainforests.

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Photo: National Geographic Channels/Lalo de Almeida

Meet The Characters

MARIA LUIZA “MALU” GONÇALVES DE SOUZA Brazilian Institute of Environment and Renewable Natural Resources (IBAMA)
Paulo Adario Greenpeace International
Antonio Donato Nobre Climate Scientist, Brazilian Institute for Space Research
Sonia Guajajara Association of Indigenous People in Brazil (APIB)
Senator Kátia Abreu Former Minister of Agriculture, Brazil
Dr. Andrew Steer  President and CEO of the World Resources Institute