Amazon Conservation in the Age of Development: The Limits of Providence

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Abele, L.G., 46, 71 ,116; and Island Biogeography Theory, 299n.46
Abufari Biological Reserve, 112, 114, 167, 216
Acapu River, 316n.17
Acre (state): highway from Rondônia to, 179; rubber tapping in, 261; SEMA and, 228
Adler, J.H., 6
Africa: Brazilian interests in, 148-49; conservationism in, 16, 149, 279n.41, 283n.80; national parks of, 314n.55; during Pleistocene era, 285n.18; wildlife preservation in, 16, 282n.74
Agent Orange, Electronorte and, 324n.64
Agency for Technical Assistance and Rural Extension Service (EMATER), 322n.35
Agrarian Reform Institute, Colombian, 19
Agriculture: of Amazonia, 24, 26, 30, 65-66, 72, 114, 130, 144--47, 162, 262, 305n.50, 313n.49 (see also Program of National Integration); bureaucracy and Amazonian, 113; environmentalism and, 149; in Rondônia, 85, 205, 318n.26, 319n.38; swidden, 183; third world, 2760n.5; weeds spawned by, 53
Agronomy, INPA research in, 96
Albright, Horace, 282n.74
Albuquerque Lima, Afonso de, 14446, 305-6n.52
Alliance for Progress, 18, 291 n.32
Allopatry, in evolution, 285n.17
Amapá (territory), 29, 70; IBDF delegado in, 168; manganese mining in, 25; politics in, 110; rubber tapping in, 261; soil of, 28
Amazonas (state): conservationism in, 112, 167; development in, 216
Amazonas, Federal University of, 114
Amazon Cooperation, Treaty of, 92, 151-53, 265
Amazon Forest Policy, 256
Amazonia, 2, 3-5, 23-31, 67, 289n.5; biological wealth of, 23, 35; bridges of, 228; colonization of, 26; dams of, 131, 228, 262; development of, 24-25, 151-53, 155-56, 162, 163-76, 178-82, 185-87, 308n.91 (see also Polamazonia; Program of National Integration; Superintendency for Amazon Development); exploitation of, 24-28 (see also Electronorte; Polamazonia); federal responsibility for, 113-14, 299nn.36, 39; forests of (see Rainforests); future of, 256-57, 259-66; under the generals, 144-50, 151, 153, 307n.74 (see also Brazil, military government of); and greenhouse effect, 182; highways to/through, 24, 26 (see also Belém-Brasília Highway; Transamazon Highway); indigenous peoples of (see Indians); international designs on, 145-46, 306nn.55, 57; landownership in, 67, 70, 72-74, 292nn.42, 44, 45; land speculation in, 66; life of, 35, 39-40, 51, 285n.8 (see also Fauna, Amazonian; Plants, Amazonian;


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