The Amazon is the world’s largest rainforest, covering 40% of South America and spanning eight countries and one territory across the continent. It is home to a broad array of languages and cultures that must find a way to ensure a peaceful coexistence.
In this episode, we explore the international relations of the eight countries of the Amazon. We also discuss how these states oversee their portions of the Amazon and govern the rainforest’s inhabitants. In closing, we examine the future of the Amazon, both in its role as a vital climate regulator and as a source of some of the world’s most important natural resources.
Take a look at some of our favorite articles that we came across while researching this topic:
- Amazon, World Wildlife Fund
- Brazil Sending More Troops to Guard Amazon Borders, New York Times, Simon Romero
- Special Report: The Amazon Is the New Frontier for Deadly Wildlife Tourism, Natasha Daly, National Geographic