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A journey into Brazil's newest national park - the Juruena
June 2006: a 3 week expedition to the Juruena National Park in the Amazon.
From 13 June to 2 July 2006, a team from WWF and local partners in Brazil will embark on the first-ever journey into the Brazil’s newest park in the Amazon — the Juruena National Park. The 1.9 million-hectare park — Brazil's third largest — was created on World Environment Day this year (5 June 2006).
Using boats, jeeps, a helicopter and an airplane, the team of nature conservationists, biologists and journalists will cover more than 1,000 kilometres of the park.
The expedition will survey the region’s unique biodiversity, study the way of life of the region's traditional communities such as the Kayabi and Apiacás, and gather data on illegal mining operations. The findings will help in the development of conservation plans for this important area and the traditional communities that live there. Read the team's daily logs...