Amazonia: A Celebration
Filmed in the dense, tropical rain forests
of Peru, Amazonia presents one of the lushest and most complex
ecosystems on Earth. Breath-taking images and perceptive narration introduce
some of that jungle's million species - including tapirs, monkeys, brilliant
birds, and enormous reptiles. But all is not well along the Amazon. Deforestation
may soon destroy the entire forest leaving only barren desert. This will
mean much more than the sad extinction of the ocelot and the amazing giant
river otter. We will lose important undiscovered foods and medicines and,
most alarming, we will lose the Amazon's crucial global climax control.
Preservation is not a luxury, but a necessity.