After Chico’s death, he became a martyr for the rainforest, and his work continued with significant success.
Environmentalist, Chico Mendes, takes his message to the national and international stages, where he finds both support and increased threat of violence.
Activist, environmentalist and rubber tapper, Chico Mendes, reaches out to the Indigenous communities in Brazil to help his cause in the forest, a resource on which they both rely.
Chico begins organizing against deforestation and starts a war with the local ranching community. Hosts Graham and Jim see first hand what the burning looks like on the ground.
While learning more about Chico Mendes' young life, our hosts explore the past of the rubber trade in the Amazon, the rubber tappers' relationship with the forest, and their plight.
In episode one, hosts Graham Zimmerman and Jim Aikman set off to better understand the Brazilian Amazon. They explore both the politics and biology of one of the most diverse ecosystems in the world.
In the second season of Wildfire, we’re shifting our perspective from fires in the forests of the American west to those taking place in the Amazon rainforest alongside a story of violence and heroism.
A preview of REI's new podcast: Camp Monsters.
In the final episode of Wildfire we’re going to arm you with the tools you need to interpret the information you see in the news, be more prepared personally, and, if you like, know where you can go to learn more.
In episode five, we dive into the political spectrum around wildfire, and look into management solutions for dealing with the future of wildfire in the United States. And we’ll wrap things up in the Columbia River Gorge, concluding the story of Oregon’s 2017 Eagle Creek Fire.
In episode four, we’ll look into our wildfire management strategy as an institution; to learn from its founding principles, as well as its pitfalls, and learn from our triumphs and mistakes to help chart the best path forward.
Hosts Graham and Jim examine the incident command structure of wildland firefighting forces, how these response systems work, and what drives these men and women to keep going as they put their life on the line to stop these fires.
Are wildfires natural? And, if so, what purpose do they serve within the ecology of our forests?
On September 2, 2017, 150 hikers in Oregon's Columbia River Gorge were trapped by the Eagle Creek Fire. Hear their stories and learn more about the broader issue of forest fires and their often misunderstood and contentious place in the natural order of our forests.
What can the devastating and controversial 2017 Eagle Creek Wildfire in Oregon tell us about the past, present and future of wildfires in North America? The first full length episode will be released on Tuesday, May 28th with a new episode every Tuesday.