Oil and Gas Projects in the Western Amazon: Threats to Wilderness, Biodiversity, and Indigenous PeoplesEnviado por Anonymous en Mié, 13/08/2008 - 10:06
Background: The western Amazon is the most biologically rich part of the Amazon basin and is home to a great diversity of indigenous ethnic groups, including some of the world’s last uncontacted peoples living in voluntary isolation. Unlike the eastern Brazilian Amazon, it is still a largely intact ecosystem. Underlying this landscape are large reserves of oil and gas, many yet untapped. The growing global demand is leading to unprecedented exploration and development in the region.
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