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SLASH AND BURN DEFORESTATION, Amazon, near Boavista, northern Brazil, South America. Burnt primary rainforest, nothing left but burnt and burning tree stumps of what used to be a great forest. 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.