Based in the Peruvian Amazon, this project is spearheading the conservation of a unique region of the rainforest. The Amazon Rainforest is facing deforestation at an increasing rate, and if this trend continues then it could be destroyed by the end of this century.
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We’re taking you all over the world this week on Into the Wild, looking at some of the most amazing journeys and adventures out there. Today we profile several of the most adventurous, daring and incredible athletes out there, who have put their lives on the line to push the boundaries of what humans can achieve.
Continuing our focus on some of the planet’s least explored locations, today we venture to the heart of the Amazon Rainforest. Despite constant media attention on the various environmental and cultural issues related to the area, there are still vast regions which remain undocumented from a scientific perspective.
On Wednesday we learnt about the Dongria Kondh tribe in Eastern India, whose battle to protect their sacred mountain against a mining company attracted media attention worldwide.But what about a tribe that, although threatened, are previously untouched by outside forces? Today we will investigate the interesting phenomenon of uncontacted tribes.
Lesson number three today and it's time for Science class. We got our resident research experts to give you the lowdown on some of the Amazon's most interesting mammals.