She lives in the 180,000 hectares of virgin jungle belonging to her indigenous Waorani tribe, which she has been fighting to protect from exploitation by oil prospectors.
Nearly half of the rainforest is at a tipping point and has become ‘very sensitive to global change’ leading to rapid loss of its ability to adapt, say researchers.
There is a new wellness practice on the rise called ‘forest bathing,’ which is a practise of spending time in nature to help with mental health.
Amazon, the world's largest rainforest, absorbs vast amounts of carbon dioxide and its preservation is vital to curbing climate change.
Local police said on Saturday afternoon they had evacuated over 450 people from two hotels and 92 houses and that 60 officers were scouring the area for anyone that refused to move.
Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez on Friday called on office workers to throw sartorial caution to the wind and ditch their ties amid scorching summer temperatures.
Around 40 young Tunisian volunteers gather on a bare hill in the central region of Siliana. Their weekend mission -- revive a burned forest by planting Aleppo pine shoots.
This was not the first time that officials had tried to capture the elephant, believed to be around 30 years old. Arikomban was hit with tranquilliser shots in 2017, but managed to escape.
The project by the Emirates Marine Environmental Group and Procter and Gamble (P&G) aims to plant a million mangrove trees by this year.