March 3, 2006Teeming with jaguars, macaws, and reptiles and
peopled by isolated Indians, Brazil's new Tumucumaque Mountains
National Park is under threat from loggers and illegal gold miners.
Protected in name only, the park has a handful of employees, and even
its borders are largely undecided.
Watch as an intrepid team
explores the park by boat, skirting raging currents and making
contact with tribes. It's all part of an effort to find out who lives
here, the status of the local rain forest, and whether the park is
safe for travelers.