there is to be hope for the preservation of our natural world
and its rich biodiversity then the interdependencies developed
between plants and animals and their responses to geological and
atmospheric changes and human activity must be understood"
areas of the Atlantic Forest have
been designated by UNESCO as a World
Biosphere Reserve because of their outstanding biological distinctiveness.
Others, equally distinctive, beautiful and rich in species diversity and endemism,
are still unprotected.
Until interrupted by human encroachment, continuous areas of forest
extended for thousand of miles, linking the Great Araucaria Forest of Southern Brazil to the Amazon
jungle. Many plants and animals have evolved travelling throughout
the tropical and temperate zones of the New World. This flow is
essential to maintaining the rich gene pool and species diversity
of the area. The fragmentation of these forests places many species,
including some existing only there, under critical threat of extinction.
The documentary in progress:
Over the past two years, independent filmmaker Sergio
Rossetti Morosini has captured over fifty hours of footage
of the physical beauty of the Atlantic Forest, its Fauna and Flora,
specially its critically endangered species.
"making them known," he hopes, "may give them a better chance of being
a series of interviews, he has recorded invaluable reports on
ongoing scientific research, objective testimonies of the conflicts,
activities and questions being generated around the rebuilding
of the so called Corridors of Biodiversity,
that may one day reconnect the remains of the great forest.
On 9/12/06 the SPVS (the Brazilian Conservation Society) will feature Sergio
Rossetti Morosini as the guest speaker of their annual fundraiser in
New York. To attend or learn more please contact Bill Carbine, or call
212-928-9373. SEE FLYER