CATTLE RANCHING DEFORESTATION, Amazon, near Boavista, northern Brazil, South America. Primary rainforest is destroyed by campesinos slash and burn practice and then when no longer fertile sold for pennies for cattle ranching. It will soon be desert. Ecological biosphere and fragile ecosystem where flora and fauna, and native lifestyles are threatened by progress and development. The rainforest is home to many plants and animals who are endangered or facing extinction. This region is home to indigenous primitive and tribal peoples including the Yanomami and Macuxi.