Back in 1990 the Kogi Mamas first came into the public eye when they emerged from there isolated homes to work with BBC film maker Alan Ereira in creating a profound message to the rest of the world. This was called ‘Message from the Heart of the World’ and through it they warned us all that humanity needed to make some important changes to safeguard the world. Particularly they warned that we need to safeguard fresh water, rivers, mountains and forests.
By 2012 humanity still hadn’t made the changes needed and environmental degradation had greatly increased. That is why three Kogi Mamas traveled to the Rio+20 Summit to try to make their message clearer.
We were also happy to see representatives of the Colombian Cancilleria (Foreign Ministry) and Environment Ministry in attendance along with professor Alex Rogers, a leading ocean conservation scientist. He had spent time with the Kogi Mamas in Columbia and affirmed that, the information, which they gave was scientifically correct. Considering how difficult it is to meet with the Kogi Mamas, this meeting was deeply touching for us. The Kogi Mamas are a major inspiration that has motivated the formation and the on going work of Active Remedy Ltd. As the years pass their words are more pertinent and their warnings resound even clearer.