Ivan Nisida

I was born and raised in Brazil, where I started witnessing the majesty of Planet Earth.  My role at the BJF is to help creating bridges with partners & sponsors in Brazil, as well as gathering knowledge that will assist us in making the Araguaia Corridor a reality.
The Araguaia Corridor Project couldn’t have arrived at a better timing. The water crisis in Brazil urges an abrupt change on the way forests are conceived and protected. It has evidenced the deep negative impacts that deforestation can cause. Most of all, it has showed the limits of human control of the environment around us and also invited to revisit our relations with nature.
In 2011, I travelled to France to complete my studies. After three years, I graduated in a Master in Environmental Policy, at Sciences Po Paris. Such degree provided me a critical approach on the ecological crisis we endure. Since then, I have committed myself to the environmental cause.

After an internship at the GoodPlanet Foundation, created by photographer and environmentalist Yann Arthus-Bertrand, I felt the need to join a similar organization, which would enable me to work on meaningful projects. But, this time, in my homeland, Brazil.

The Black Jaguar Foundation is allowing me to complete that goal. It is indeed a fortunate opportunity to join this huge conservation project and I am proud to be a part of it.

Words that inspire my life:
« The journey of a thousand miles begins with one step » Lao Tzu

The following Ted Talk from Sebastićo Salgado inspires me:


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