Chief Almir Narayamoga Surui

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Biocultural Conservation in the Amazon: How an Amazon Tribe Has Combined Traditional Knowledge With Science and Technology to Save Its Rainforests and Its People

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Biocultural Conservation in the Amazon: How an Amazon Tribe Has Combined Traditional Knowledge With Science and Technology to Save Its Rainforests and Its People

Chief Almir, 32, a tribal chief, environmental and political activist, portrays his and his people's struggles to survive by protecting their culture and rainforest since they made first contact with the Western world in 1969. He surveys the history of the Amazon, its situation today and the unusual partnership he forged with Google to use Google Earth's high-tech tools to help his Surui people tell their story and protect their forests and culture.

Bioneers Conference Plenary 2009, with Chief Almir Narayamoga Surui