iPlayer Radio What's New?
Image for Brazil's shrinking Amazon forest + scrum at 35,000 feet

Listen now 10 mins

Listen in pop-out player

Brazil's shrinking Amazon forest + scrum at 35,000 feet

Duration:
10 minutes
First broadcast:
Wednesday 30 January 2013

Pascale Harter presents personal experiences, reflections and reportage from correspondents and writers around the world. In this edition, SUE BRANFORD meets one Brazilian man who went from being a bonded labourer to a hired logger - and then became an eco-activist and farmer. But amid the heat and lawlessness of parts of the Amazon basin, efforts to protect remaining forest can incur threats and violence ... and the trees are still being felled. PAUL MOSS, by contrast, finds peace, tact and common sense in very unexpected place: 35,000 feet up, and on a flight to Tel Aviv, no less. Why does an Easyjet flight attendant need all the skills of a world-class diplomat on the route?

Broadcasts

Free download

  1. Image for From Our Own Correspondent

    From Our Own Correspondent

    Insight, wit and analysis as BBC correspondents, journalists and writers take a closer look at the…

BBC © 2014 The BBC is not responsible for the content of external sites. Read more.

This page is best viewed in an up-to-date web browser with style sheets (CSS) enabled. While you will be able to view the content of this page in your current browser, you will not be able to get the full visual experience. Please consider upgrading your browser software or enabling style sheets (CSS) if you are able to do so.

Added. Check out your playlist Dismiss