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Welcome to the Amazon Journal

From this page you are able to plug directly into live updates from the symposium. Updates will include highlights from each plenary, coverage of the field trips, new photographs and video (which you can get to on the left).

One Year to Save the Amazon (Geoffrey Lean, The Independent)
Brian Murphy writes on the Symposium (Associated Press)






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Luis Meneses speaks for WWF,
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17/07/2006 00:00

Louis MenesesLuis Meneses addressed the Symposium on behalf of WWF, and explained more about the ARPA project and the state of the rainforest. Rosalea Arteaga Serrano, former president of Ecuador said that the struggle to preserve and develop the Amazon was “like a big fight between two parts of the same body”...


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Blessing of the Amazon,
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16/07/2006 13:00
Sunday morning found the Symposium at the meeting of the waters, the great space where the black river, the Rio Negro, meets the white, the Solimoes, to become the Amazon.

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Transcript - Blessing of the Amazon,
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16/07/2006 11:45

The full transcript of the blessing of the Amazon waters is available to read in full. It is also available to download by choosing 'speeches' on the left of this page.


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Gerard Moss: Surveying by air,
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16/07/2006 21:00
Gerard MossGerard Moss spoke to delegates this morning about his experience surveying the Brazilian waterbodies and landscapes. Gerard is a mechanical TYPEer who, fifteen years ago, flew a single-TYPE plane around the world.


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Day Three - OTCA,
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16/07/2006 18:00
Speakers today represented the Orellana expedition, a project of the Amazon Cooperation Treaty Organisation (OTCA), in which 45 teenagers from Amazon countries, accompanied by teachers, journalists and others, are making a journey in the historic wake of the Spanish explorer Orellana. Their route and the Symposium’s crossed today.

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