- Have you already gone hiking?
- Do you consider the mountains in your country sacred?
- access /AK-ses/
- protect /pruh-TEKT/
- rainforest /REYN-fawr-ist/
- industry /IN-duh-stree/
- manage /MAN-ij /
[noun] – the method or possibility of getting near to a place or person
The only access to the village is by boat.
[verb] – to keep someone or something safe from injury, damage, or loss
We should protect the most vulnerable members of our society.
[noun] – a forest in a tropical area that receives a lot of rain
The largest tropical rainforest on earth is found in the Amazon river basin.
[noun] – the companies and activities involved in the process of producing goods for sale, especially in a factory or special area
The industry is facing a serious labor shortage.
[verb] – to succeed in doing or dealing with something, especially something difficult
Kerry has been asked to manage a new department.
Because so many people visited the summit in 2003—some of whom left garbage behind—the Brazilian government decided to prohibit access. As a result, for some hikers, this marks the end of a wait of almost 20 years. The Yanomami will be able to make money from tourism under the new visitation plan. This provides a way to resist both insider and outsider miners who would urge them to participate in destructive but profitable gold mining. If it is a success, it will act as a model for how effectively managed ecotourism may aid in defending the Amazon from outside forces that seek to take advantage of the area.
Although mining is a lucrative industry for young Yanomami men, there is hope that the Yaripo project may help the area turn around. The head of AYRCA, the Yanomami organization established to manage the ecotourism project, José Mario Pereira Goes, thinks this initiative is important.
True or False:
- Nearly 20 years ago, access to Brazil’s tallest mountain was prohibited.
- The Brazilian government decided to prohibit access because of the number of people who visited the summit in 2003.
- The Yanomami will be able to make money from tourism under the new visitation plan.
- Mining is profitable.
- José Mario Pereira Goes is the head of AYRCA.
Fill in the blanks:
- Large areas of ______ are being chopped down every day.
- The electricity ______ consumes large amounts of fossil fuels.
- The only ______ to the farmhouse is across the fields.
- We should ______ the rights of consumers.
- It’s just not feasible to ______ the business on a part-time basis.