Bolivia in the heart of the flood | Deadliest Journeys

Oct 19, 2023 | Culture, Environmental, Nature, News, Videos

The Bolivian rainforest is home to some of the most valuable natural resources in the world, and every day these resources are being exploited by those who seek to profit from them. Edgar and Ramiro are two of those individuals, making their living from the nuts and timber harvested from the dense jungle. But their labor comes with a heavy price: the continued destruction of the forest is causing a devastating imbalance to the climate.

Every year, increasing amounts of rainfall flood millions of hectares of Amazonia, disrupting wildlife and forcing people out of their homes. This has been made worse by deforestation; as trees are felled, healthy topsoil is eroded away, leaving behind dry soil that can’t absorb as much water during floods. The destruction has become so great that its effects are now felt around the world—from rising sea levels to changes in global temperatures and weather patterns.

It’s important for us to understand what’s happening in places like Bolivia if we want to make sure similar catastrophes don’t happen elsewhere in the world. To get an intimate look into how this disaster affects everyday life on the ground, viewers should watch ‘Amazonia Sin Limites’, a documentary which takes an up close and personal look at the struggles and triumphs of those living in this fragile ecosystem. Through interviews with locals, scientists and activists, director Guillermo Navarro highlights both sides of this ongoing conflict between human progress and environmental sustainability. It’s an eye-opening exposé that will leave you feeling more informed and empowered than ever before.

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