Brazil20Manaus_RPT-0001_250pixOne form of environmental activism currently being practiced in Brazil involves supporting economic development as an alternative to deforestation in the Amazon basin. But building a market for eco-tourism means creating a new appetite for visiting nature among the residents of that country's major cities.

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What's the most effective response to plans for an environmentally destructive highway through the rain forest? For Conservation Strategy Fund's Brazil Executive Director Marcos Amend, it's more subtle than direct opposition.

250px-Iguacu-004A stunning vista from Brazil's world famous Iguaçú National Park, which features anywhere from 150 to 300 separate waterfalls, depending on the season and flow in the region's rivers

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