Category Archives: Life in the Amazon

Cutting Throats: Silencing the people of the Amazon

The people of the Amazon provide an insight into its history and ecology. Utilizing this knowledge can be extremely productive and valuable to external societies. Efforts to preserve the natives requires a multilateral strategy to retain the Amazonian forest.  However, the concern is preservation undercuts the voices of the indigenous. Current methods of dealing with […]

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The Last Refuge for the Amazon: Shade Grown Coffee

Shade grown coffee is the product of growing coffee plants underneath a canopy of trees. This method encourages ecological relationships between surrounding species and incorporates systems of natural ecology. Compared to low shaded areas, shade grown coffee is found to provide the highest amount of diversity amongst other traditional methods of farming crops. Traditional methods […]

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Tourism and Exploitation Within The Amazon

An issue that I will be focusing on is tourism and exploitation within Amazonian Tribes. Early in the year we watched a Documentary called Cannibal Tours. This documentary that came out in 1988 shows white wealthy Europeans and Americans touring Papua New Guinea and touring Papua New Guinea tribes. However, when they are touring these […]

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Pig-Sized Rats: The Life and Struggles of the Capybara

The capybara is the world’s largest rodent and lives throughout Central and South America. The Creatures Being about the size of an average pig, these things are very unique in the world for several reasons. They’re semi-aquatic, always living near water for food and protection, consume and digest grasses in some advantageous ways, and are fairly […]

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People against Plants: How land development and use policy is affected by native populations in Manu National Park

Manu National Park is a park in Peru that has been around since 1973 and has been designated as a UNESCO World Heritage site while also being the largest park in Peru by area and thus the way that the Peruvian government sets its policy in protection if this land will set precedent for the other […]

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