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Exploring Grota Rica in the Amazon
Explorer Bruce Parry visits an illegal gold mine in Grota Rica (rich grotto) in the Amazonian Rainforest. The once green, lush creek is now almost totally decimated by human excavations for a number of uses, primarily gold. This clip was first published as part of the Amazon website: bbc.co.uk/amazon/index.shtml. Please note this clip is only available in Flash.
Use as a starting point to discuss the environmental impacts of business and natural resource mining. Use to initiate research into the destruction of the environment to gain natural resources and wealth.
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