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Guyana’s rainforests

Guyana’s rainforests
Key Info
  • Guyana’s rainforests
  • Duration: 07:50
  • In the sixteenth century Sir Walter Raleigh began his search for El Dorado in Guyana's rainforest. Four hundred years on and the Serious Explorers, a group of young adventurers from the UK, are following in his footsteps. The rainforest in Guyana is a place that has hardly changed since Raleigh’s day and remains one of the few areas of unspoilt jungle anywhere in the world. The whole jungle is in a delicate state of balance in which all plants, insects and animals depend on each other. There are thousands of different species all living together under the forest canopy, and many of them are dangerous.
  • Subject:



    Living Things in their Environments: Habitats

  • Keywords: Sir Walter Raleigh, Elizabethan, El Dorado, South America, Guyana, Serious Explorers, tribes people, Makushi Tribe, rainforest, jungle, tropical, equator, ecosystems, SeriouslyRaleigh
Ideas for use in class
  • Good historical information for learning about Sir Walter Raleigh and his search for the legendary El Dorado. Impressive footage of Guyana's rainforests and some of the species living in the jungle. Helpful when learning about ecosystems and food chains.
Background details
  • Clip language : English
  • Aspect ratio : 16x9

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