Category Archives: Life in the Amazon

The Rabbit Hole: Resources, Corruption, and Agency

The resource curse, a phenomenon that tears through the developing world like wildfire, has caught the eye of many economists globally. The phenomenon occurs when a country with a low to mid income economy and a relatively weak governmental structure has an abundance of naturally occurring resources. Though this seems like it would be a […]

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Cultural Preservation – Indigenous Tribes in Brazil

The Amazon River Basin has the highest concentration of isolated tribes in the world. These tribes, instead of integrating with society and partaking in modern culture, choose to stay separate from the rest of civilization for various reasons. Among these reasons are the numerous threats to indigenous peoples in Brazil, such as commercial logging and […]

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Preserving the Boto: The threatened existence of a culture and species in the Amazon River Basin.

The boto, a main focus in the folklore of the Amazon River Basin, is regarded as a sacred creature, seducing women and impregnating them. The tale has a few natural variations, but one of the well-known aspects is that the boto is a danger to eat and kill. This supernatural fish is used for cultural […]

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The Amazonians Wealth Coming From Those Killing It

The Amazonians Wealth Coming Those Killing It   The Amazonian jungle is widely known as a safe haven for the widest variety of species, stretching out to 2,000 animals across the border. In a place so bountiful with species richness, there comes destruction from people looking for profit. The Illegal wildlife trade has become so […]

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How Ecotourism Is Changing The Amazon As We Know It

Without a doubt the Amazon River Basin is the most biodiverse place in the world. The Amazon is roughly the size of the 48 states in the USA. With it housing so much biodiversity it was deemed to need protection from people who would do it wrong. Jaú National Park is located in Brazil, it is […]

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