The Amazon region challenge

The Amazon rainforest is a challenge for explorers and tourists and a gigantic ecological reserve that should be saved from excessive economic exploitation

That is a way of seeing the Amazonian territory, crossed by a surprising Amazon River, a huge spectacle of nature.

The Amazon River in South America is the largest worldwide by discharge volume of water and by some definitions it is the longest.

But the ecological concerns are serious.

Experts from all over the world believe that the continuing deforestation has been growing and was underscored by the United Nations Conference on Environment and Development (“Earth Summit”) held in Rio de Janeiro in 1992.

International calls for conservation are based on the view that the Amazon basin is a global resource, one that serves as a control mechanism for the world’s climate and as a genetic repository for the future.

Scientific studies indicate Amazon Rainforest, with perhaps two-thirds of the known organisms of the world, is threatened. The threat to biodiversity and the possible loss of as yet unknown and unexploited pharmaceuticals contained in the forest is real.

The forest is an efficient absorber of carbon dioxide, and scientists believe that the volume of gas released when substantial parts of the forest are cleared and burned may contribute to global warming through the greenhouse effect

The Amazon rainforest is a powerful sacred link between humans and nature

Currently 25% of Western pharmaceuticals are derived from rainforest materials, but only 1% of plants of the Amazon have so far been tested, according to Scientifics.

Tourism and ecological solutions

Tourism does not seem the culprit, at least the sole responsible, of the dangers that the Amazon region runs.

The industry without chimneys, regulated in these cases, can be a solution and not a prejudice.

Is a potential solution to poverty by creating work and entrepreneurial opportunities.

One answer is Ecotourism.

Experts say that Ecotourism in the Amazon Rainforest is still in its infancy, especially in the northern Amazon. Can be a significantly benefit the people and wildlife it requires growth. However, tourism is still beneficial at key ports along the Amazon River. 

The same international experts added that Ecotourism in the Amazon Rainforest can be very profitable.

Today the Amazon rainforest and the Amazon River offers scenic, slow-moving river cruises, hikes into the jungle that can last a day or a week and lodging that ranges from primal to elegantly refined.

Tourists in Amazon region can spend time also in cities carved out of the wilderness that provide all the modern amenities weary explorers require to reboot.

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Frank Martin

Periodista internacional y Editor

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