Guyana has for decades attracted locals and foreigners to its vast forested interior in the hunt for gold and diamond. The only problem with that is that they have been destroying the Amazon forest in the process.
Yasuni National Park, Ecuador
More than just the end of a tradition, the decline of rubber extraction represents the collapse of the model envisioned by Brazil of defending the possibility of preserving the forest while affording respectable living conditions for those who inhabit it.
With international support, the country attempts to define the most convenient mechanisms to quantify deforestation and carbon stocks.
Meet the enormous species found in the Amazon.
Test your knowledge of the world’s largest rain forest.