World Regional Geography

Read the article by Salisbury and Schmink (2007) to answer the following questions in 2-3 typed paragraphs each. You will need to print the assignment and turn it in to the dropbox for evaluation.

1. How do market considerations affect the Brazilian Amazon? How do these come into conflict with the values of local peoples?

2. How many extractive reserves exist in Brazil and how much territory do they cover? Describe their geographies, concentrating upon their locations and histories.

3. How are extractive reserves similar and different from North American conservation models, such as a national park like Yellowstone or Yosemite? Would you agree that the two types of conservation are in conflict with one another? Which type is more realistic in your opinion?