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UNU Media Studio - "Voices of the Chichinautzin" Documentary, AND Award winning "Saving the Ayuquila River Documentary"

United Nations University Institute of Advanced Studies

Date and Time
26 May 2008 18:15 - 19:45

Ninth meeting of the Conference of the Parties to the Convention on Biological Diversity (COP 9)

This video documentary and e-case study was developed by the UNU Media Studio in collaboration with the University of Guadalajara, Mexico and illustrates how scientists can work with local communities to bring about positive environmental changes. It is a detailed account of the struggle faced by different stakeholders in the sustainable development of the Ayuquila River watershed over 30 years. In 2007, this documentary recieved the Award of Excellence in the education division of the Society for New Communications Research Awards.