After reading Chapter # 5 of our textbook (South America), and the suggested websites mentioned below, answer the following questions:
- How is globalization impacting the Amazon region of South America today?
- What is the connection between the international gold market and the Amazon rainforest destruction?
Your answer should reflect knowledge of the topic applying the concepts learned in our course, and, most importantly, using your own words. Explain each question in no less than 300 words. You must use titles to separate each answer. Essays that are less than 600 words in total will lose points.
You must read the following websites to answer these questions:
- a) Amazon Conservation Association. Fact sheet: Illegal gold mining in Madre de Dios, Peru. http://www.amazonconservation.org/pdf/gold_mining_fact_sheet.pdf (Links to an external site.) , site last visited December 21, 2018.
- b) Smithsonian.com The devastating cost of the Amazon gold rush. http://www.smithsonianmag.com/people-places/the-devastating-costs-of-the-amazon-gold-rush-19365506/?no-ist (Links to an external site.) , site last visited December 21, 2018.
There is no need to include quotations since your work should be done entirely using your own words only. See note at the end of this file regarding plagiarism issues.
You must format your work according to the required Technical Aspects described in the course syllabus
12-point font Times New Roman
one-inch margins all around
Any written assignment that does not include all the required technical aspects will receive a 10-point deduction in their grade.
Amazon Conservation Association. 2018. Fact sheet: Illegal gold mining in Madre de Dios, Peru. http://www.amazonconservation.org/pdf/gold_mining_fact_sheet.pdf (Links to an external site.) , site last visited December 21, 2018.
de Blij, Harm J. and Peter O. Muller. 2010. Geography: Realms, Regions, and Concepts. 14th edition. New York: John Wiley & Sons, Inc.