Preserving the Rain Forest

Went to Peru in September and saw some amazing wildlife in the Amazon River Basin. But will the Rio Madre De Dios survive humans. The Washington Post talks about the dangers of nearby strip mining to the environment.

Our guide told us about how these people are desperate for work and looking to earn money. The men leave their families and live in rough camps. They live in bunks and go out on the River for long periods of time to try and find gold.

They trade the gold in the town of Puerto Maldanado. Here’s the stores in the town.

With all this talk about the Copenhagen Climate control talks, this is why the most developed countries must give money to poorer nations with valuable areas to preserve in order to maintain the rain forests.

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