The Parabiologas & the fight for the forest

(Documentary, 25″) Al Jazeera English

Primatologist Citlalli Morelos-Juarez leads a conservation project in the Ecuadorian region of the Choco rainforest, one of the last coastal rainforests in the world and a unique habitat for the endangered endogenous spider-monkey.

Key to her project has been setting up a ‘parabiologist’ programme that empowers local women to collaborate as field scientists, protecting the forest’s delicate eco-system for the benefit of local communities – and the wildlife that lives alongside them.