Manaus, Brazil is the capital of the state Amazonas. It is the most populated city of this region, and lies at the confluence of the Negro and Solimoes rivers.
Translating as 'Mother of the Gods', Manaus has a population of 2,006,870, representing 50% of the Amazon's inhabitants.
Historically, Manaus was deemed 'Heart of the Amazon and City of the Forest'.
Starting point for 'Worldwise Expeditions' journey up the Amazon River and into Venezuela.
Since World War II, the Industrialization and Globalization of our societies, governments, and economies have generated what is now called the "throwaway" culture.
Over 1,500,000,000 Kilograms of plastic is produced every year around the world. Nearly half of that ends up in our living oceans.
Please be aware of your use of 'disposable' plastics, and take a moment to consider the permanent implications of buying, consuming, and throwing away a lifetime of plastic.
The planet is yours, be proud to protect it.