Pablo Fajardo Mendoza & Luis Yanza

Global Focus V

Narrated by Robert Redford, this episode of "The New Environmentalists" features passionate and dedicated activists who have placed themselves squarely in harm’s way to battle corrupt governments, greedy corporations and other intimidating adversaries:

Belgium | A naturalist raised 90 million Euros and used a unique model to conceive, design and run his country’s first and only national park.

Mexico | A farm leader helps his people use ancient technology to grow their traditional crop, while preserving water and preventing erosion.

Siberia | Bikal, the world’s oldest and deepest lake, is being vigorously protected by a local biologist who is also helping to save its rare biodiversity.

Ecuador | Two men, a lawyer and a local activist, are forcing a huge multi-national oil company to clean up 20 years of environmental damage.

Mozambique | Waterborne disease is being attacked by a local musician though his music and his success teaching sustainable sanitation practices to the country’s poor.

Puerto Rico | A local housewife organized and galvanized her greater community to fight air pollution and regain a lost natural marshland legacy.

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