Since the beginning of the 20th century, nearly two thirds of the wetlands have disappeared. Considered useless, they have been drained and dried out to promote the development of agriculture, industry and urbanization.
To try to stop this destruction, Luc Hoffmann has conducted studies and led protection actions in various emblematic places of the Mediterranean basin and West Africa.
A precursor of sustainable development, Luc Hoffmann’s vision was to understand biodiversity as a global dynamic, including and interacting with human activities.
This is how he was behind the creation and development of WWF, the famous NGO with the panda emblem, and the Ramsar Convention, the only treaty signed by 170 countries committed to the protection of the planet’s wetlands.
This film takes us on the path of Luc Hoffmann, humanist and visionary, who chose to lead this fight in all discretion without ever seeking honors or awards. It sheds light on his immense work and allows us to understand the vital importance of wetlands, which are an obvious response to tomorrow’s climate challenges.