Season 7 Episode 17

Mr. Ludwig's Tropical Dreamland

Aired Wednesday 9:00 PM Mar 25, 1980 on PBS
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Mr. Ludwig's Tropical Dreamland
During the sixties, a billionaire purchased three million acres of tropical rainforest in Brazil, and NOVA wants to know why. This episode profiles Daniel K. Ludwig and his Jari project on the Amazon basin. Ludwig wanted to corner the paper production market during the seventies, and he thought that Brazilian rainforest could help him accomplish the task. Unfortunately, things didn't turn out the way he planned.moreless

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