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Mission Amazonas

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Serra da Mocidade is an isolated mountain range in the centre of the Amazon with the greatest chances of containing many species of plants and animals that are new to science. New satellite technology maps have provided researchers with a very detailed view of the entire Amazonian territory. Together with a group of another 25 researchers, biologists and Brazilian Army, professor Mario Cohn-Haft led an expedition to Serra da Mocidade, starting in August 2014. The film crew had exclusive access to the expedition and followed scientists step by step in their adventures and findings throughout the entire process, from the preparation for the expedition until the final DNA analysis. The expedition itself was a success beyond all expectations: so far the researchers have confirmed 80 new species of animals, plants and insects.

Guests

Dr Dirk Embert

Program Officer Latin America / ‎WWF Deutschland