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TZH 05 - Pantaneiro Revival: 500 Brazilian Cows & the Future of Food Security

Brazil's Pantanal region is the world’s largest tropical wetland, with a biodiversity and local culture so rich that it’s a UNESCO World Heritage site. In this week’s episode we take you deep into this region to explore what conserving the genetic heritage of one local animal breed means for this special ecosystem, for local culture and traditions, and for food security on an increasingly harsher planet.

Along the way, we hear from researchers at EMBRAPA and the State University of Mato Grosso do Sul who are trying to bring back this unique cattle breed from the edge of extinction, and from a cattle farmers who's family's connection to the Pantaneiro goes back four generations.

Click here for a transcript of this week's episode.

 

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