Amazon Forest

December 26, 2009, to Jannuary 9, 2010

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Marco Correia
Marco Correia
Steve Stoer
Steve Stoer
Steve Stoer
Steve Stoer
Steve Stoer
Steve Stoer
Steve Stoer
Steve Stoer
Steve Stoer
Steve Stoer
Fernando Mendonça
Fernando Mendonça
Vitor Casimiro
Vitor Casimiro
Henrique Queiroga
Henrique Queiroga
Henrique Queiroga
Henrique Queiroga
Henrique Queiroga
Henrique Queiroga
Henrique Queiroga
Henrique Queiroga
Cleo Vilett
Cleo Vilett
Henrique Cayatte
Henrique Cayatte
Dilar Pereira
Dilar Pereira
Marcos Oliveira
Marcos Oliveira
Nádia Torres
Nádia Torres
Sara Simões
Sara Simões
Henrique Queiroga
Henrique Queiroga
Pedro Salgado
Pedro Salgado
Filipe Franco
Filipe Franco
Fernando Mendonça
Fernando Mendonça
Pedro Salgado
Pedro Salgado
Jenny Keller
Jenny Keller
Catarina França
Catarina França
Marco Correia
Marco Correia
Sandra Tapadas
Sandra Tapadas
Filipe Martinho
Filipe Martinho
Marco Correia
Marco Correia
Filipe Franco
Filipe Franco
Nádia Torres
Nádia Torres
Susana Lemos
Susana Lemos
Henrique Queiroga
Henrique Queiroga
Jenny Keller
Jenny Keller
Henrique Queiroga
Henrique Queiroga
Pedro Fernandes
Pedro Fernandes
Marco Correia
Marco Correia
Henrique Queiroga
Henrique Queiroga
Henrique Queiroga
Henrique Queiroga
Pedro Mendes
Pedro Mendes
Catarina França
Catarina França
Pedro Mendes
Pedro Mendes
Mário Bismarck
Mário Bismarck

The Amazon Forest is Planet Earth’s largest tropical rainforest and likely its major biodiversity’s reservoir. Three thousand fish species, 1500 bird species, 1800 butterfly species e more than 50 thousand species of flowering plants live in the Amazon. The evapotranspiration of the abundant vegetal biomass condenses, as the air rises along the high Andes hillsides in the West, and turns into rain and snow, feeding the large Amazon and Orinoco river systems, that flow to the Atlantic in the East. The Native American civilization that colonized the Amazon more than 15 thousand years ago, mostly formed by small tribes of hunter-gatherers, pursued an ancestral connection with the forest. The huge biological and mineral potential of the region led to a growing pressure over this ecosystem.

 

In the Amazon, the Grupo do Risco rented a boat for 25 people, gathering guests to the members. We set off through the water courses of the

forest. The landscape passed by like a movie, where here and there, doors opened for water and forest landscapes, biodiversity and human

occupation. On foot or by canoe.

The boat hotel, the Dorinha, captained by Moacir Costa, sailed 800 km up and down the Solimões and the Rio Negro from Manaus.

An exhibition and a book were produced from this expedition.

Participants:

Catarina França, Cleo Vilett, Dilar Pereira, Fernando Mendonça, Filipe Franco, Filipe Martinho, Henrique Cayatte, Henrique Queiroga, Jenniffer Keller, Luís Quinta, Marco Nunes Correia, Marcos Oliveira, Maria Flor Pedroso, Mário Bismarck, Miguel Faria, Nádia Torres, Pedro Fernandes, Pedro Mendes, Pedro Salgado, Sandra Tapadas, Sara Simões, Steve Stoer, Susana Lemos, Teresa Egídio, Vítor Casimiro

Sponsored by:

Universidade Autónoma de Lisboa | Universidade de Aveiro | Rádio Televisão Portuguesa