Synopsis by Sally Barber
World famous biologist and oceanographer Jacques Yves Cousteau journeys the mighty Amazon River to examine its fragile and fascinating ecosystem. Amazon: River of the Future recounts Cousteau's final leg of his 1984 expedition. The second longest river in the world, the Amazon snakes through the entire northern half of the South American continent. Cousteau's team investigates the river system's exotic plant life and the intriguing creatures that live there. The team also visits a tropical forestry operation, a project which may foreshadow the end of this beautiful and significant region of the planet.
Amazon, conservation, ecology, forest, river, South-America