1 Sep 2019

Brazilian tribal chief: world must do more to save the Amazon rainforest

Special Correspondent and Presenter

South American countries will meet later this week to discuss how they can work together in response to the fires raging in the Amazon Basin.

More than 80 thousand fires have broken out this year – the most intense blazes for more than a decade.

The meeting comes after the Brazilian President Jair Bolsanaro rejected an £18 million pledge from the G7 group of industrial nations to help fight the fires.

We spoke to Brazilian tribal leader and environmentalist Raoni Metuktire through a translator.