Save The Rainforest

This discussion topic submitted by Laura Meyer ( at 8:08 pm on 3/29/00. Additions were last made on Monday, October 21, 2002.

We are all aware of the widespread campaign to save the rainforest. It seems that everyone, from schoolchildren across America, to high-rolling politicians and movie stars are in one way or another rallying to preserve our most biologically diverse ecosystem. But, exactly how far have our efforts truly come? I plan to examine this as well as other key elements pertaining to rainforest conservation.

I. Ecological Interdependence of Biodiversity in the Rainforest

II. Indigenous and Export Use of Tropical Plants (particularly shaman practices vs. pharmaceutical companies)

III. Scientific Explorations and Discoveries

IV. Effects of non-natives to the Indiginous Culture

IV. Brief History of Conservation Efforts

V. Current Status of Conservation Efforts


Plotkin, Mark J., Tales of A Shaman's Apprentice. Penguin Publishing Co.: New York, USA, 1993.

Davis, Wade, One River. Simon and Schuster Publishing Co.: New York, USA, 1996.

Dwyer, Augusta, Into The Amazon: The Struggle For The Rainforest. Sierra Club Books Publishing Co.: San Francisco, USA, 1990.

DeOnis, Juan, The Green Cathedral: Sustainable Development Of Amazonia. Oxford University Press Publishing Co.: New York, USA, 1992.

Hecht, Susanna, The Fate of the Forest: Developers, Destroyers, and Defenders of the Amazon. New Left Books Publishing Co.: New York, USA, 1989.

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