http://www.conservation.org At 2,640 meters, Bogotá, Colombia's capital, is home to more than eight million people who depend on the surrounding mountains for their water. Here one finds the páramos, a stunning landscape that's part of a natural machine that has sustained Bogotá for centuries. This ecosystem is now threatened by mining, ranching, and large-scale agriculture, and millions could suffer if it is not conserved. Join Sandra Bessudo, Colombia's High Environmental Advisor to the President, as she explains how this breathtakingly beautiful, but fragile machine works, and why it's crucial for Bogota to thrive. Along the way she both candidly, and with a touch of humor, explains why we need to rethink our approach to economics, to better value the services nature provides. Follow CI on Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/ConservationOrg Follow CI on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/conservation.intl A CI Studios Production Peter Stonier, John Martin, Becca Field + Sebastian Perry **This film is a Jackson Hole Wildlife Film Festival winner in the 'Best Educational Program" category.**
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Dulce — A Short Documentary
In the coastal village of La Ensenada, Colombia, where digging for shellfish is a way of life, everyone must learn to swim eventually — even little Dulce. But as the effects of climate change begin to threaten the village's livelihood, the carefree swimming lessons led by Dulce's mother take on a sense of urgency.
An official selection of the Palm Springs International ShortFest, the Toronto International Film Festival and the Camden International Film Festival.
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Nature Is Speaking
Nature doesn’t need people. People need nature.
That’s the message of our provocative, celebrity-studded campaign “Nature Is Speaking.” Our aim is to raise awareness that people need nature in order to survive. Our goal is simple: It’s time to change the conversation about nature to focus on what we all have in common: Our shared humanity.