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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A few months back we looked at The most Bizarre and Epic Journeys Ever Undertaken in which we featured marathon swimmer and environmentalist Martin Strel. Today Into the Wild talks to the man himself to find out about swimming the length of the Amazon, how to avoid hungry piranhas and alligators, and the global problems associated with water pollution.
This week Into the Wild has been on a round the world trip to the lands touched by the equatorial line. So far we’ve been through South America and Africa. Today the line of zero degrees latitude is leading us into Asia where it passes over just a small selection of Indonesian Islands – despite their small size, these lands are still jam packed with equatorial wonders.
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.
As a new feature on the Frontier blog, we will be speaking to people around the world working in areas that might induce a little employment envy. So if you’re stuck in an office, or ready for a change, these profiles could be just the inspiration you need to pursue that perfect job you’ve always dreamt of. Today we speak to Mauricio Ugarte-Lewis, a field biologist specializing in ornithology in Peru.
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.