- What mountains in your country are off-limits?
- Do you think mining is harmful to the environment?
- threat /thret/
- supervise /SOO-per-vahyz/
- spirit /SPIR-it /
- forbid /fer-BID/
- generate /JEN-uh-reyt/
[noun] – a suggestion that something unpleasant or violent will happen, especially if a particular action or order is not followed
The moth has been a great threat to the farm.
[verb] – to watch a person or activity to make certain that everything is done correctly, safely, etc.
Tomorrow he will supervise all the pupils taking the English examination.
[noun] – the form of a dead person, similar to a ghost, or the feeling that a dead person is present although you cannot see them
A spirit haunts the castle.
[verb] – to refuse to allow something, especially officially, or to prevent a particular plan of action by making it impossible
I forbid you to go swimming.
[verb] – to cause something to exist
Living cells generate energy from food.
José Mario Pereira Goes, the leader of AYRCA, the Yanomami group set up to supervise the ecotourism project, claims that these mountains are sacred and the home of spirits, both good and bad. Because there were so many people who visited the summit in 2003—some of whom left rubbish behind—the Brazilian government decided to forbid entry. As a result, for some hikers, this signals the conclusion of a nearly 20-year wait. Under the new visitation plan, the Yanomami will be able to generate income from tourism, giving them the means to stave off both insider and outsider miners who would persuade them to engage in destructive but lucrative gold mining. If it is successful, it will support local economies and maybe serve as a model for how well-managed ecotourism can help protect the Amazon from outside forces trying to exploit the land.
Young Yanomami men continue to find mining to be a lucrative industry, but there is optimism that the Yaripo project will help the village turn a corner. Pereira believes that this initiative is significant. Visitors from Brazil and other countries are welcome. They are completing the project of their dreams.
- When was access to Brazil’s tallest mountain prohibited?
- Who is José Mario Pereira Goes?
- Who claims that the mountains are sacred?
- What will the Yanomami generate under the new visitation plan?
- What does Pereira believe?
- Have you gone hiking? If so, could you tell me about it? If not, would you like to go hiking? Why or why not?
- How does your country minimize the impact brought about by tourism on the environment?
- Would you prohibit access to Pico da Neblina due to a large number of visitors? Why or why not?
- Do you agree that the new visitation plan will be effective?
- What do you think of the new visitation plan?