More plant and animal species grace Bolivias
new Madidi National Park than any other preserve in South America.
Yet the government plans to build a new hydroelectric dam here, which
would endanger one of the last pristine tropical ecosystems in South America.
The results of my two-month assignment in Madidi can be
seen in the March 2000 NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC and in this gallery.
I consider the previously unpublished images presented here evidence for
the case to protect this rare and special place.