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The Amazon Paradox: A BBC Special

>> Thursday, May 15, 2008

I am not affiliated with the BBC in any way, but I wanted to share this story with you guys. It shows both sides of the Amazon logging industry. It's not just a bunch of rich American paper companies. Many tribes in the Amazon rely on this industry. I am still anti-mass-logging and believe there are other ways of helping out indigenous peoples, like using them as tour guides or something! I thought it pointed out a lot of interesting information though.

This article goes into a bit more detail about the plight of Brazil's people and the plight of Brazil's rain forest. The Amazon is huge and extends through 9 countries. Also, it is home to an amazing 25% of the worlds terrestrial species. It is a huge representation of the biodiversity found in rain forests. While I am a bleeding heart for wanting to help people, I am more of a bleeding heart when it comes to preserving our ecosystems and natural habitats. Like the old adage goes, "We do not inherit the earth from our fathers, we are borrowing it from our children."


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