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Amazon rainforest general education websites:
• AMANAKA'A AMAZON NETWORK HOME (ENVIRONMENTAL
EDUCATION AND INDIGENOUS PEOPLES)
Amanaka'a is no longer an active organization. This web site contains archival material only. Amanaka'a worked directly with Amazon leaders in support of their projects for survival, human rights, the environment, health, sustainable development, education, and more.
A five-week travel project allowing you to follow the travels of scientists around the Amazon. Full access requires subscription. (Free daily updates at CNN).
• AMAZON-RAINFOREST.ORG (APR '05)
Information about the Amazon rainforest, and ways to help the rainforest.
Introduces you to some of the reptile and amphibian life occurring in the Iquitos region of Peru. Lots of good photos of rare reptiles and amphibians you won't see elsewhere.
• AMAZON INTERACTIVE
Explore the geography of the Ecuadorian Amazon through online games and activities. Learn about the rainforest and the Quichua people who call it home.
• AMAZON RAINFOREST THEMATIC UNIT
Focus on one tropical rainforest will allow greater depth of coverage. The skills and knowledge used to understand Amazonia can be used to understand other tropical and non-tropical rain forests.
• AMAZON WATCH
Amazon Watch works with indigenous and environmental organizations in the Amazon Basin to defend the environment and advance indigenous peoples' rights..
• AMAZONIA FUN QUEST
New educational website with information on animals and peoplefun, interactive features (e.g., ask questions).
Southern Illinois University on opportunities for aquaculture in the Amazon rainforest of Peru: "South America offers a special opportunity to develop appropriate technologies to cultivate alternative aquaculture species native to this continent."
• HENRY WALTER BATES
British naturalist, primarily an entomologist, who also made large general collections of Amazonian animals during 14 years of field work. (see also A Critic at Large, Henry Walter Bates)
• BBC AMAZON INFORMATION CASE STUDY 2: BRAZILIAN RAINFOREST
Andes to Amazon reviews and info on relevant BBC TV programs.
• BIOGEOGRAPHY OF AMAZONIA
Here we'll be looking at the much talked about region of Amazonia. Setting out the present-day patterns in its flora and fauna, and the history that has helped bring this about. (Includes 3-D satellite image)
• COCKBURN, ALEXANDERINTERVIEW
Alexander Cockburn is a columnist for The Nation and The Wall Street Journal. His book (1992, out of print), co-authored with Susanna Hecht, is The Fate of the Forest: Developers, Destroyers and Defenders of the Amazon
Results of case study on impact of Tucuruí Dam and dams in the Amazon/Tocantins River Basin (Brazil). Published November 2000 by World Commission on dams.
• CAUSES AND CONSEQUENCES OF DEFORESTATION IN THE BRAZILIAN AMAZON
Summary of findings and references for causes of deforestation.
• DARKNESS IN EL DORADO
This website is dedicated to providing one place to find all information about Patrick Tierney's Darkness in El Dorado. (Heated controversy on the work of anthropologist Napoleon Chagnon who worked with Brazil's Yanomami.Indians.)
• DISPATCHES FROM THE VANISHING WORLD (MAR 24, 1986)
A Reporter at Large (The Amazons) The Nhamunda River rises in the mountainous terra incognita of northern Brazil below the Guyana border and, flowing southeast, enters the Amazon River about threequarters of the way down its four thousand-mile length. (Details how the Amazon River got its name.)
• ECOTOURISM IN THE AMAZON
Ecotourism is rapidly gaining in popularity within Brazil's growing service sector. Some advocates of ecotourism have proposed that ecotourism is a viable trade alternative to trading in primary commodities such as timber.
• ECUADOR: AMAZON, SPANISH SCHOOLS, HOTELS
Free information about Ecuador. Links to Ecuador, books, exports, chat, Spanish schools, Hotels, Galapagos trips; tours.
• ECUADOR: AMAZON INFORMATION
Explore the geography of the Ecuadorian Amazon through online games and activities.
• ELECTRIC GALLERY
Dozens of paintings by a variety of professional artists from Pucallpa, Peru: "We have searched worldwide to bring you this unique collection of artworks. While some of these 200+ artists hang in prestigious galleries and museums and others are as yet relatively unknown, each helps us understand our world where art is one of the few things joining us together in a common understanding."
• ENCARTA ON-LINE AMAZON INFO (JAN '05)
Online encyclopedia provides overview of river, history and development.
• ETHNOBOTANY, AN INTRODUCTION TO
The jungles and rain forests of South America contain an incredibly diverse number of plant species, many still unexplored, many unique and potentially useful as medicinal sources.
• FISH: COLLECTING TROPICAL FISH IN THE PERUVIAN AMAZON: PHOTOS
In 1995 and 1996 I travelled with a wonderful group of tropical fish enthusiasts to the Iquitos region of Peru to collect tropical fish from the area around the Rio Orosa.
• FOCUS ON FORESTS
Focus on Forests has been written for students (11 to 14 year olds) but contains information that would be useful to anyone with an interest in forest issues. For teachers there is a special section of the site with an online handbook.
• THE FUTURE OF AMAZONIA
The Amazon Program of the Woods Hole Research Center: The WHRC Amazon Program has been working in the Brazilian Amazon since 1988 with a strategy which combines basic research with education and training of local peoples in a problem solving approach to resource use.
• FOOD WEB GAME
Lesson plan for interactive, role-playing game, using the plants and animals of the Amazon rainforest.
• GEOCITIES RAINFOREST MAIN PAGE
Community Interactive where Geo residents can participate in various programs, such as the Community Leaders program, Top Of The RainForest recognition, and environmental surveys..
• GEOGRAPHICAL INFO
More links to Amazon-related sites
• HANSEN'S DISEASE (LEPROSY)
Patricia I. Wathen, MD, San Antonio, TX. ABSTRACT: Physicians in the United States may encounter Hansen's disease in immigrants and in patients from endemic areas such as Texas, Louisiana, Hawaii, and California. Exposure to infected armadillos may be one means of acquiring the disease.
• HOME SCHOOLING
General resources for home schoolers (not Amazon-related).
• HOW RAINY IS THE RAINFOREST?
The Amazon gets nine feet of rain every year! How much rain do you get where you live?
• ISABEL ALLENDE DESCRIBES THE AMAZON
Chilean author Isabel Allende (born in Peru) offers her impressions of Amazonia: "A powerful dream led me to the Amazon. For three years I had been blocked, unable to write, with the feeling that the torrent of stories waiting to be told, which once had seemed inexhaustible, had dried up."
• THE JASON PROJECT
Photographs of the Amazon Rainforest of Peru where the expedition took place in March, 1999.
• JOURNEY INTO AMAZONIA
Complements the PBS documentary series with plant, animal and people info, interactive games, teacher's resources (including lesson plans), etc.
• KID EXPLORERS &SHY; VIDEO CLIPS
Take a journey through the rainforestTo get your bearings, you check out what the Amazon looks like from the Space Shuttle (photo/65k), and then begin your adventure by floating down the Amazon River... (avi/875k)
• KID'S STUFF: (KEVIN BARNES, ILLUSIONIST)
Pick a Show, but not any show Kevin Barnes, Nevada's favorite children's entertainer and "Americas" top environmental illusionist. Green Earth Magic show: Debut 1993. By combining both visual magic and environmental tips, I revive kid's interests in our natural resources.
Relates an explorer's encounter with the Korubo, a previously uncontacted tribe of the Amazon
• LBA PROJECT
LBA is organized by the Brazilian Institute for Space Research with participation by other nations and NASA's Land Cover and Land Use Change, Hydrology, and Terrestrial Ecology programs and the Tropical Rainfall Measuring Mission.
Maps of the Amazon from 1500s to present day, accessed via a clickable time line. In Spanish. See also Retail ProductsMaps
Creative and useful general introduction to rainforests worldwide from a personal perspective by the author of A Place Out of Time: Tropical Rainforests Their Wonders and the Perils They Face.
• LES GRANDS BALLETS CANADIENS - NA FLORESTA
Choreographed to the music of Joao Carlos Assis Brasil, Ney Matogrosso and Wagner Tiso, adapted from Heitor Villa-Lobos "A floresta do Amazonas" (The Amazon Forest)...
• NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC SIGHTS & SOUNDS: SOUTHWESTERN AMAZONIAN MOIST FORESTS
Nestled in the southwestern reaches of the Amazon River Basin, this ecoregion is home to colorful birds, stealthy cats, and the slowest mammal on the planet. Despite the increasing...
• OIL EXTRACTION, FARMING, RANCHING, AND MINING
The toxic effects of the processes of oil extraction, farming, ranching, and mining on the Amazon rainforest ecosystem.
• ONLINE EXPEDITIONSAMAZON 2001
The Amazon 2001 Expedition: A Journey through the Amazon River
• PASSPORT TO THE RAINFOREST
Explore "the greatest expression of life" so far discovered in all the Universe, via a project that uses video, real-time interactions, the Internet and hands-on science activities
• PEOPLING OF SOUTH AMERICA
A cave in the Amazon River basin near the town of Monte Alegre in northern Brazil has yielded evidence that people migrating from North to South America some 11,000 years ago did not settle exclusively in the Andes as previously believed. (Details archaeological discoveries that challenge conventional views of how people settled the Americas.
• PERUVIAN AMAZON INDIAN INSTITUTE
The Peruvian Amazon Indian Institute (PAII) is dedicated to helping the Indigenous people of the Peruvian Amazon in their transition from semi-nomadic, hunting and gathering groups to healthy twenty-first century societies while still maintaining their cultural identity...
• POETRY OF M&AACUTE;RCIA THE&OACUTE;PHILO
Gorgeous, sumptuous, evocative, a feast for the soul poetry from Brazilian poet who has been writing Amazon related poems since 1983. Márcia Theóphilo was recently nominated for a Nobel Prize.
• RAINFOREST ACTION GROUP OF EXCELSIOR SPRINGS & LIBERTY
The Rainforest Action Group (RAG) of Excelsior Springs & Liberty Welcome! Official homepage for The Rainforest Action Group of Excelsior Springs and Liberty!
• RAINFOREST DESTRUCTION
What Causes Tropical Rainforest Destruction? The assault on tropical rainforests is many-faceted and complex. This is what makes tropical rainforest conservation so difficult.
• RAINFOREST EDUCATION
Learn all about the rainforest, with info, pictures, sounds, games, and more!
• RAINFOREST ROADSHOW
The aim of the Rainforest Roadshow is to share some of the magic and encourage a greater understanding of this fascinating ecosystem. The Rainforest Roadshow have undertaken presentations in schools and venues throughout the UK.
• RAINTREE: WELCOME TO MY JUNGLE!
Leslie Taylor, author of Herbal Secrets of the Rainforest, shares her stories, pictures and adventures about working and playing the Amazon Rainforest on her personal homepage.
• REPTILE INFORMATION NETWORK
Click here for more information NewBaltimore area recycling to save rainforest. The Reptile Information Network was established as the best location for virtual communications between herpetoculturists.
• RUMBOSPERUYAGUA INDIANS
Information on the Yagua Indians - their history, culture and future prospects.
• TEACHING TROPICAL RAINFOREST BIOLOGYRAIN FOREST LINKS
Links to tropical rainforest websites general rainforest information rainforest information centre. A site with much information regarding causes and solutions to rainforest destruction, indigenous peoples, and a consumer guide to rainforest wood products.
• TRACKSTAR: RAINFOREST
Rainforest by Sarah Solom, Vivian Blanton, and Ashley Gay
• VIRTUAL TOUR AMAZON ADVENTURE
Great site with lots of pics, maps, etc. from a typical Amazon tour to Iquitos, Peru. Nice natural history images.
• WORLD WILDLIFE FUND ENDANGERED SPACES: WWF IN THE AMAZON
Flooded Forests of the Amazon
Sites & Sounds of the Amazon
• ALFRED WALLACE
Co-discoverer of the theory of natural selection and key player in the development of biogeography. A self-taught professional natural history collector who had spent years in South America.