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Exploring the Tradeoffs between Accessing Resources and Protecting the Amazon Rain Forest

Students explore the effects of human development on the Amazon rain forest in order to access valuable resources b...

Article

Animal Farm

Costa Rica’s Hacienda Baru transformed from a cattle ranch into a popular ecotourism destination.


Article

Efeitos locais e globais do desmatamento na Floresta Amazônica

Os alunos deverão analisar o mapa para identificar e descrever as muitas paisagens da Floresta Amazôni...


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Amazonia: Vital and Fragile

The heart of the Amazon is its rivers and forests, home to thousands of plant and animal species. Zoom in to see so...


Photo

Capuchin Twins

Photo of two monkeys on a branch.

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Christmas Orchids

Photo of a pink flower.



Photo

River Otters

Photo of otters poking their heads out of a river.

Activity

Taking a Position on Human Activity in the Amazon Rain Forest

Students learn about three scenarios that involve heavy construction in the Amazon rain forest. They read case scen...


Activity

Local and Global Effects of Deforestation in the Amazon Rain Forest

Students analyze a map to identify and describe multiple landscapes in the Amazon rain forest, the organisms that i...


Activity

Big Cats and Their Habitats

Students use media resources to identify big cats and map the species ranges of the world's big cats. Then they det...


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rain forests

Article

biosphere

The biosphere is made up of the parts of Earth where life exists. The biosphere extends from the deepest root syste...



Article

Yasuní National Park

National Geographic photographers document the diversity of life in Ecuador’s Yasuní National Park, no...

Historic Article

Megatransect Protects African Wilderness

On September 20, 1999, National Geographic Explorer-in-Residence Mike Fay began his “Megatransect” of t...


Lesson

Making a Decision about Building a Road in the Amazon

Students will analyze a real-world environmental case of building a road through the Amazon rain forest. They will ...


Photo

Poison Dart Frog

Photo of a bright-red frog on a leaf.


Photo

Canoe in the Congo

Elevated view of a canoe crossing a river in a dense rain forest.

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Tropical Rain Forest

Aerial photo of a rain forest canopy.



Article

Exploración de los pros y contras entre la explotación de los recursos naturales y la protección de la selva amazónica

Mediante el análisis del mapa Amazonia: El Impacto Humano, los estudiantes exploran los efectos del desarrol...

Article

Efectos locales y globales de la deforestación en la selva amazónica

Los estudiantes analizan un mapa para identificar los diversos estratos de la selva amazónica, los organismo...


Article

Amazon Gold Mine

"Lawless wilderness" becomes a protected national park.


Article

Rain forest

A rain forest is an area of tall trees and a high amount of rainfall.


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Amazonia: The Human Impact

Mining, logging, ranching, agriculture, and oil and gas extraction have put unsustainable pressure on the deli...

Activity

Exploring the Relationship between Human Activity and Habitat Loss in the Amazon

Students analyze a map to identify and describe the relationship between habitat loss, land cover, and indigenous t...