August 15, 2006Flowing from high mountains into rain
forests and grassy plains, the Orinoco River is a source of life-
giving liquid for a wide swath of Venezuela.
oil-drilling, and commercial shipping industries are taking root
along the river's path. But the region remains a wild place where
remote tribes make their homes inside habitat fit for crocodiles,
anacondas, and capybaras.
Take a trip down the Orinoco, and
get an inside look at the diversity of life sustained by this vital
and vibrant river.