Use the Amazon’s natural bounty to save it: Experts

19 October, 2019 12:00 AM printer

Use the Amazon’s natural bounty to save it: Experts

Brazilian prize-winning climatologist Carlos Nobre is calling for a bioeconomic plan to save the Amazon by drawing on its wealth of berries and nuts—an idea championed at a key Vatican summit, reports AFP.

“The Amazon has great economic potential”, said Nobre, who has studied the tropical habitat for 40 years and contributed to a scientific report for the special three-week assembly of Catholic bishops on the Pan-Amazonian region. Bioeconomy is the production of renewable biological resources which are used in products such as food and medicines.

“The forest generates more valuable products for the present and the future than could be gained by destroying it and replacing it with agricultural or mining land,” Nobre told AFP.


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