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Caura River

Image by Mauro Lima

The Caura River is one of Venezuela's main rivers and is considered one of the most important in the Orinoco River basin. The river has a length of approximately 723 km and flows through the states of Bolivar and Amazonas. 



The Caura is known for its great biodiversity and scenic beauty. Along its course, the river flows through dense rainforest and encounters many waterfalls, rapids and natural pools, making it a popular destination for sport fishing, ecotourism and rafting. 


In addition, the Caura River region is home to several indigenous communities, including the Yanomami, Ye'kwana and Sanema, among others. These communities have inhabited the region for centuries and depend on the river and jungle for their livelihoods. 


However, the Caura River region has also faced problems of deforestation, illegal mining and other types of exploitation that threaten the integrity of the ecosystem and the survival of the indigenous communities. For this reason, it has been designated as a protected area by the Venezuelan government and has been the subject of conservation and sustainable management efforts. 

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