Marcelo Oliveira has 20 years of experience in wildlife management and conservation, sustainable development, protected areas, and field research. Since 2010 he has worked in the Amazon programe for WWF-Brazil and throughout the last six years has been dedicated to lead the institutional strategy aiming at tackling the impacts from illegal goldmining in the Amazon. He is a biology graduate with a Master's degree in conservation leadership from the University of Cambridge.
This session will examine the environmental, social, and health impacts of small- and medium-scale illegal gold mining on Amazonian traditional communities. Based on the most credible science available the lecturer will bring insights on how to influence decision-makers to act, and the role of the private sector towards transformations.
Is there time for avoiding the Amazon tipping point transgression?
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