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The Amazon Basin is the part of South America drained by the Amazon River and its tributaries that drains an area of about 6,915,000 km², or roughly 40 percent of South America. The basin is located in the countries of Bolivia, Brazil, Colombia, Ecuador, Guyana, Peru, Suriname and Venezuela.... MORE
The Amazon Basin is the part of South America drained by the Amazon River and its tributaries that drains an area of about 6,915,000 km², or roughly 40 percent of South America. The basin is located in the countries of Bolivia, Brazil, Colombia, Ecuador, Guyana, Peru, Suriname and Venezuela. Most of the basin is covered by the Amazon rainforest, also known as Amazonia. With a 5,500,000 km² area of dense tropical forest, this is the largest rainforest in the world. LESS
Anthropologist Dr. Alaka Wali explains how social inventories help identify existing organization strengths of indigenous communities that can become key components in developing and implementing land management plans. Local park managers and community leaders also discuss the threats currently facing the Amazon Basin and its native peoples. This is the third installment in a ten-part series of video reports documenting The Field Museums expedition to the Amazon lowlands. The Museums Rapid Inventory Program bringstogether biological and social information to create a roadmap for practical, long-lasting, and locally-supported conservation. During October of 2008, an international team of scientists led by Dr. Corine Vriesendorp of The Field Museum surveyed the Cuyabeno-Güeppí region of the Amazon Basin, which sits at the corner where Ecuador, Peru, and Colombia meet. Be sure to check out Video Report #3 Planning & Camp Life. Want to learn more about Field Museum scientific expeditions around the world? Please visit www.fieldmuseum.org/expeditions. For more about The Field Museums Rapid Inventory Program, please visit www.fieldmuseum.org/research collections/ecco.htm.
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