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In video: Can Money Grow on Trees?

Panorama travelled to Guyana and Brazil to examine efforts to save the Amazon rainforest by making the trees more valuable alive than dead. Follow their journey as they ask whether money can really grow on trees by putting a value on the services the forest provides to mankind.

Conservation concernsCanopy walkwayPresident JagdeoINPA research centreGreenpeace flightCheckpointDeforestationJohn Carter's ranchMinisters speak

PRESIDENT JAGDEO

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President Jagdeo says that people do not understand the scale of the deforestation problem.

CANOPY WALKWAY

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Dane Gobin from Guyana's Iwokrama International Centre says that big business needs to invest in protecting the rainforest.

CONSERVATION CONCERNS

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The Lethem Bridge between Brazil and Guyana is due to open in a few months. When it does exporting goods from the Amazon will become easier.

INPA RESEARCH CENTRE

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Scientists from Brazil's INPA research centre say that giving trees a cash value is vital for saving the rainforest.

GREENPEACE FLIGHT

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Ben Anderson sees firsthand the effect of deforestation on the ground.

CHECKPOINT

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The difficulties of stopping the illegal trade in rainforest timber are made clear.

DEFORESTATION

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Ben Anderson gets up close to fires destroying the rainforest.

JOHN CARTER'S RANCH

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Rancher John Carter explains the situation in Mato Grosso, an area which sees up to 30,000 forest fires a year.

MINISTERS SPEAK

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Brazil's Minister for Strategic Affairs Roberto Unger talks about the people who are economically dependent on the Amazon rainforest.

Panorama: Can Money Grow on Trees? BBC One at 8.30pm on Monday 8 September.



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