Is corona a warning signal from nature?

Lion on a road in South Africa

In many places in the world, wild animals have appeared on the roads now that humans are in quarantine. Photo: Chris Eason (CC BY 2.0)

Of: Olivia Vallada

The Corona pandemic has put us humans around the world in the same boat. The crisis threatens all our lives and the world economy. Here in Brazil, the states went into a lockdown or voluntary lockdown shortly after Europe but before the United States, despite the fact that the disease was relatively new in the country. Brazil is likely to continue its lockdown until the end of May, if […]

May 18, 2020, FUF-correspondents

The good will for the environment also exists in Brazil

Many Brazilians have an environmental commitment, even if the political leaders focus on something else. Photo: Flavio Boaventura (CC BY-SA 2.0)

Of: Olivia Vallada

After right-wing populist Jair Bolsonaro was elected president of Brazil, many claim that Brazilians do not care about the environment. That is a provocative statement. I think the truth is more complicated than that. During my stay in Brazil, I have come to better understand the Brazilians' love for nature and the environment. Just like the philosopher Roger Scruton […]

March 30, 2020, FUF-correspondents