Lateinamerika-Kolloquium "Amazon – a virgin rainforest?"

13. März 2023 | 16:30 - 18:30 Uhr | Juliana Lins | NIG - Universität Wien, Institut für Politikwissenschaft
Eine Veranstaltung des Klimabündnis in Zusammenarbeit mit dem Forschungsverbund Lateinamerika und dem Österreichischen
Lateinamerika-Institut; gefördert mit Mitteln der österreischischen Entwicklungszusammenarbeit
Much is known about the importance of the Amazon Forest, the largest tropical forest on the planet, the importance of supporting its preservation and valuing the life and culture of the people who live there. However, little is said about the Amazon being a cultural forest, in which part of its biodiversity has been shaped by millennia of interaction between indigenous people and the forest. This long-term forest management did not destroy the forest, on the contrary, in some cases, it increased biodiversity. In this lecture, you will have the opportunity to learn more about the philosophy and the way of living of Amazonian indigenous people as well as the perspectives brought by the newly created Ministry of Indigenous People in Brazil.
Juliana Lins is biologist and indigenist. As an Intercultural Research Analyst, she was member of the Socioenvironmental Institute (ISA) in Northwest Brazilian Amazonia. During her Masters, she worked with ethnobiology researches, with interfaces in archeology. She is hosted by the German Climate Alliance as an International Climate Protection Fellow by the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation.

Silvia Jura is responsible for Climate Justice and the cooperation with indigenous partner in Amazonas for the Climate Alliance. As cultural and social anthropologist she is also a board member of the Opaoká Institute in Brasilia and supervises a Shanenawa women’s project in Acre. She lives in Brazil and Austria.
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