Check out the 9th and 10th episodes: Viet Nam and Argentina

05 July 2011 | News story

CEC member David Aimé is travelling around the world with David Fabrega to meet with local biodiversity heroes. While using interactive technologies, they produce micro-documentaries and photo stories.

Cement for Life (Vietnam)

Among the most used materials in the world, concrete ranks 2nd, just after water. In Vietnam, as the economy is booming, cement companies have been quarrying limestone and clay even more incessantly. The impacts on both local communities and biodiversity are brutal.

As one of the major producers of cement in the World, The Holcim Group is leading the way to sustainable development by offsetting its impact on biodiversity. Working hand in hand with the International Union for the Conservation of Nature and local authorities, its subsidiary Holcim Vietnam helps establish new standards of biodiversity mitigation for the mining industry. Stopping entire ecocide is a competitive advantage.View Cement for Life >>

SOS Interview: The great wall of oil wells (Argentina)

Thousands of years ago, the apocalypse took place in La Payunia. The ground shivered and broke when the red lava hit the roof. 800 volcanic cones remain today as a scar from these eruptions. Yet, biodiversity is now thriving. Indeed, La Payunia Reserve is home to one of the largest populations of remaining guanacos (lama guanicoe) of Argentina.

But guanacos and other species are unfortunately under threat because of irresponsible crude oil exploitation and cattle farmers. More than 400 oils wells and many cattle fields are stopping their vital migration. The rangers have a solution: to protect biological corridors.View SOS Interview >>