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View Resource Lia Osrio Machado, "Financial Flows and Drug Trafficking in the Amazon Basin"

UNESCO MOST Discussion paper 22 examines drug trafficking in the Amazon basin. "From the symbiotic relationship between the organizations running the illicit drug trade and the banking and financial system, the author develops a methodology based on the role of networks in today's political economy."

http://www.unesco.org/new/en/social-and-human-sciences/theme...
View Resource Environmental History of Latin America: Bibliography

Historical environmentalists from Stanford University and Universidade Federal Flumeinense have compiled this online bibliography on the environmental history of Latin America. The bibliography features more than 300 references including current "articles, books, videos and WebPages in English, Spanish and Portuguese."

http://web.stanford.edu/group/LAEH/index.html
View Resource Large Scale Impoverishment of Amazonian Forests by Logging and Fire

In this article, Daniel Nepstad and others, who published these findings in the prestigious journal Nature (April 8, 1999), discuss the issue of "Cryptic Deforestation," in which "as much as half of forest damage in Amazonia may go undetected by satellite mapping." Consequently, more carbon dioxide may be being released into the atmosphere from the rainforest than previously calculated. The...

http://www.nature.com/articles/19066?foxtrotcallback=true&er...
View Resource Amazon Interactive

As an extension of his graduate research, David Schaller of Educational Web Adventures has put together this resource on "indigenous ecotourism in the Ecuadorian Amazon." Using online games and activities, users explore the geography of the Ecuadorian Amazon and learn about the rainforest and its inhabitants. Through a series of questions and color photos, the site leads users down several lines...

https://www.eduweb.com/amazon.html
View Resource Expedition to Peruvian Andes Confirms the Source of the Amazon

A US-led, National Geographic Society expedition says it has confirmed the location for the exact source of the Amazon River. The source lies on a 5,597 meter high peak called Nevado Mismi in the Peruvian Andes. The National Geographic team had established Mismi as the river's source in 1971, but in recent years the possibility had been raised that the actual source was at another mountain....

https://scout.wisc.edu/report/se/2000/1220
View Resource jungletrekker.com

This home page for eco-tourism company jungletrekker.com focuses on Brazilian Amazonia. Although the site is designed to advertise their travel services, those who are just interested in learning general facts about the geography, culture, flora, and fauna of Amazonia may also find this site useful. The photo gallery contains some fabulous images that should not be missed.

http://www.dtvisions.com/jungletrekker/english/
View Resource Expeditions at the Field Museum: Amazonian Birds

Want to take a trip up the Rio Japura with world renowned ornithologists? It is completely possible with this lovely site from the Field Museum in Chicago, documenting the conservation expeditions of John Bates, Jason Wechstein, Alexandre Aleixo and their team. Visitors can make their way through six different sections, including Meet the Team, Photo Galleries, and Videos and Interactives. Be sure...

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http://expeditions.fieldmuseum.org/amazonian-birds-0