Was the Amazon ever a pristine, untouched environment? This BBC documentary argues that humans shaped the Amazon rainforest more than is commonly believed, revealing huge manmade structures, and even cities, that were¬†hidden under supposedly virgin forest. The question is, how will this fact impact on the environmental debate that is raging about it’s exploitation?

http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b0122njp/Unnatural_Histories_Amazon/

PRIMARY RAINFOREST, Amazon, near Boavista, northern Brazil, South America. Lush virgin primary rainforest untouched by development or man. Ecological biosphere and fragile ecosystem where flora and fauna, and native lifestyles are threatened by progress an

Amazon, near Boavista, northern Brazil (Still Pictures/Robert Harding)

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