Save Our Planet: A podcast for and about our planet
About The Podcast
80% of our planet's biodiversity is found in tribal territories. And yet those tribes are facing a real threat losing their forest territories to loggers, miners, and oil companies. We are overwhelmed by images of the burning Amazon and the Congo rainforest, showing accelerating deforestation, but what can we do to stop this?
Join us as we interview specialists in the field, everyone from academics to human rights advocates, on these issues. Join our movement to protect the planet. Learn what must be done and how we can accomplish it.
Researcher & Podcast Host
Episode 1: Uganda’s Minority Batwa Tribe: The Ongoing Struggle For Recognition
People’s Planet Project is pleased to present the first episode of Save Our Planet, a podcast where we interview experts in environmental protection and human rights. Our first guest is Karsten Tadie, a Danish filmmaker and anthropologist, who shares his knowledge of the Indigenous Batwa of Uganda. Join our discussion on the Batwa’s ongoing struggle for recognition and reparation after being forced from their traditional land in the early 1990s.
The Batwa organized themselves and established their own organisation, the United Organisation for Batwa Development in Uganda. Click on the following link to read more and support this community: UOBDU
Since 2015, more than 40 members of Indigenous communities in Nicaragua have been killed and many more injured over land conflicts. These numbers continue to grow. Join us for a discussion with Anuradha Mittal, author of ''Nicaragua's Failed Revolution,'' about the ongoing conflict and what must be done to protect Indigenous communities.
For further information about how to support Indigenous Nicaraguan communities from your country of origin, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Episode 3: Trials and Triumphs: Indigenous Activism in Brazil
“It is important to note right at the gate that we always suffered, and there was always a challenge and we were always in danger when living in Brazil, regardless of the government. However, it is important to make it clear that this government is completely different. This government acts under racism, under prejudice, and it is against any kind of Indigenous expression.”
What is it like to be Indigenous in Bolsonaro’s Brazil? Join our discussion with Kretã Kaingang, Indigenous leader, activist, and co-founder of the Articulation of Indigenous Peoples of Brazil (APIB). To learn more about APIB and its work, click on the following link: APIB
In 2020, deforestation of Brazil’s Amazon has reached a 12-year high. Fires are rampant across the country. What are the primary drivers of this destruction? How can it be stopped? Join our discussion with Tiago Amaral for answers.
This is the second episode in a two-part feature on the work of the Articulation of Indigenous Peoples of Brazil (APIB). To learn more about APIB and its work, click on the following link: APIB