Threats from oil and gas projects in the western amazon


Book Section

© 2012 by Apple Academic Press, Inc. The western Amazon is the most biologically rich part of the Amazon basin and is home to a great diversity of indigenous ethnic groups, including some of the world’s last uncontacted peoples living in voluntary isolation. Unlike the eastern Brazilian Amazon, it is still a largely intact ecosystem. Underlying this landscape are large reserves of oil and gas, many yet untapped. The growing global demand is leading to unprecedented exploration and development in the region.

Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Finer, M; Jenkins, CN; Pimm, SL; Keane, B; Ross, C

Published Date

  • January 1, 2011

Book Title

  • Recent Advances and Issues in Environmental Science

Start / End Page

  • 146 - 158

International Standard Book Number 13 (ISBN-13)

  • 9781926692708

Citation Source

  • Scopus