Ecuador needs to exploit the Amazon's resources to develop.  Leaving it untouched is not an option.  This programme looks at the challenges of achieving sustainable management in the Amazon.  It explores the political and economic factors that contribute to sustainable management and the role of businesses, governments, indigenous communities and NGOs.  Examples include eco-tourism, bio-reserves and conservation, community projects and sustainable agriculture. 
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GCSE specification links

 1               AQA

Unit 3.1 Living with the physical environment

Section B: The living world, section 3.1.2.2 Tropical rainforests

  • Tropical rainforest ecosystems have a range of distinctive characteristics.
  • Deforestation has economic and environmental impacts
  • Tropical rainforests need to be managed to be sustainable

2               Edexcel A

 Component 1, Topic 3: Ecosystems, biodiversity and management – tropical rainforests.

  • Key Idea 3.4 Tropical rainforests show a range of distinguishing features
  • Key Idea 3.5 Tropical rainforest ecosystems provide a range of goods and services, some of which are under threat

3               Edexcel B

Component 3: Topic 8: Forests under threat –  tropical rainforests

  • Key Idea 8.1 The structure, functioning and adaptations of the tropical rainforest reflect the equatorial climate
  • Key Idea 8.3 Tropical rainforests are threatened directly by deforestation and indirectly by climate change
  • Key Idea 8.5 Conservation and sustainable management of tropical rain forests is vital if goods and services are not to be lost for future generations

4               Eduqas A

 Key Idea 5.3: Processes and interactions within ecosystems

  • Key Question 5.3.2 The location and distinctive features of the tropical rainforest ecosystem and its climate; nutrient cycle; the concept of biodiversity; ways in which ecosystems provide people with key services.
  • Key Question 5.4.2 How human activity can have impacts, at a range of scales, on the tropical rainforest ecosystem
  • Key Question 5.4.3 Sustainable environmental strategies to manage habitat and biodiversity in tropical rainforests

Key Idea 8.1: Consumerism and its impact on the environment

  • Key Question 8.1.1 The links between growing global interdependence, consumerism and ecosystem destruction in tropical rainforests

5               Eduqas B

Key Idea 3.1: How ecosystems function

  • Enquiry Question 3.1.1 The location and distribution of biomes at a global scale and their relationship to climate zones.
  • Enquiry Question 3.1.2 The physical processes that link living/biotic and non-living/abiotic components.
  • Enquiry Question 3.2.3 The reasons for conservation and management. Strategies for sustainable management.

6               OCR A

 Topic 2.1 Ecosystems of the Planet                                                                            

  • Key Idea 2.1.3 There are major tropical rainforests in the world.
  • Key Idea 2.1.5 Bio-diverse ecosystems are under threat from human activity.

7               OCR B

 Topic 4: Sustaining Ecosystems

  • Section 4.1 Why are natural ecosystems important?
  • Section 4.2 Why should tropical rainforests matter to us?

8               WJEC Geography (Wales) 

Key Idea 5.3: Processes and interactions within ecosystems

  • Key Question 5.3.2 The location and distinctive features of the tropical rainforest ecosystem and its climate; nutrient cycle; the concept of biodiversity; ways in which ecosystems provide people with key services.
  • Key Question 5.4.2 How human activity can have impacts, at a range of scales, on the tropical rainforest ecosystem
  • Key Question 5.4.3 Sustainable environmental strategies to manage habitat and biodiversity in tropical rainforests

Key Idea 8.1: Consumerism and its impact on the environment

  • Key Question 8.1.1 The links between growing global interdependence, consumerism and ecosystem destruction in tropical rainforests

 9               Scottish National 5 Geography

  • Global Issues 

10           CCEA Geography (Northern Ireland)

  • Theme C: Managing Our Resources

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