Tourism, which is important for the communities along the Rio Negro, is in decline. This year's severe drought has changed the landscape of the region. The community of Saracá, located in the metropolitan region of Manaus, is one of those that has suffered the impact of the drought. The difficulty of accessing the site has kept visitors away and the residents who depend on this sector are worried. The commercialisation of accessories produced by artisans with materials taken from the forest has stagnated. Access is the main reason for the lack of tourists. In addition, the health centre is closed and there is a shortage of medicines and supplies. Distances over land are getting longer and longer to reach the community. The region used to be bathed by the River Negro, which at this time of year has reached a historic low in 120 years of measurements.
Fonte: Agência Amazônia