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    BRAZIL AMAZON

    Over 500 scientists are working against eh clock in the heart of the Brazilian Amazon to save 150,000 animals threatened by the flooding of an artificial lake which is part of the Tucuri hydroelectric plant, the world's fourth major hydroelectric scheme, on November 22.

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    Mammals, reptiles, spiders and birds being saved, people in boats trying to catch animals. AERIAL OF Dam.
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    Background: BRAZIL AMAZON

    Over 500 scientists are working against eh clock in the heart of the Brazilian Amazon to save 150,000 animals threatened by the flooding of an artificial lake which is part of the Tucuri hydroelectric plant, the world's fourth major hydroelectric scheme, on November 22. Working from five bases with 90 boats, two helicopters and dozens of vehicles zoologists have already saved 63,000 animals, at the rate of some 2,000 each day. Reptiles and spiders are among the most common species found and three unknown types of poisonous snakes have been discovered. The flooding of the Tucuri has sparked strong criticism from environmentalist.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA1B4CNPX6QCWWFJCUSPG418XLI
    Media URN:
    VLVA1B4CNPX6QCWWFJCUSPG418XLI
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    19/11/1984
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:02:19:00
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