Uphill Struggle Summit to the Sea, Part 2 (2002)

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The second of four programmes which examine some of the problems mountain dwellers face, as their way of life, and the ecosystems that sustain them, come under serious threat. Visits the Fiemma Valley in the Italian Alps, where the Magnifica Communità manages the conifer forests that supply wood for musical instrument making, balancing conservation and the needs of local people with those of tourists; Lesotho where the social and environmental costs of exploiting the country's one valuable resource, water, are on the increase; and revisits Ecuador where indigenous people are protesting against the building of a giant oil pipe cutting through environmentally sensitive areas, including the Mindo Nambillo Cloudforest Reserve which is home to endangered bird species.

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