Category Archives: Ilhéus

Battling to restore cocoa production on the “Cocoa Coast”

With its regular rainfalls and high temperatures, Bahia boasts the perfect natural climate for cocoa production. But two decades ago Brazil’s chocolate plantations all but melted away. An outbreak of the fungus Witches’ Broom swept through the country’s 90,000 km sq … Continue reading

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Hanging out at one of the World’s only sloth sanctuaries

Through the long shadows of the Atlantic rainforest’s tall trees, a chalky face gradually comes into view… Clinging to its surrogate human mother it looks like the result of some impossible union between an Ewok and ET. Like its science fictional parents … Continue reading

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The amazing bins of Ilhéus

The streets are nearly deserted as I gleefully photograph my eighth litter bin of the day. After arriving in the town of Ilhéus late on Friday night, a nose around a colourful cathedral appeared to have exhausted all possible things … Continue reading

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