Cultural erosion among indigenous groups in Venezuela brings new risks for Caura rainforest

One of the planet’s most beautiful landscapes is in danger. Deep in southern Venezuela, among ancient forested tabletop mountains known as tepuis, crystalline rivers, and breathtaking waterfalls, outside influences – malaria, the high price of gold, commercial hunting, and cultural erosion – are threatening one of world’s largest remaining blocks of wilderness, one that is home to indigenous people and strikingly high levels of biological diversity.

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Cultural erosion among indigenous groups in Venezuela brings new risks for Caura rainforest

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