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New deforestation hotspot threatens southern Peru’s tremendous biodiversity

New deforestation hotspot threatens southern Peru’s tremendous biodiversity | Rainforest EXPLORER:  News & Notes | Scoop.it

The lower Las Piedras River, in the far west Amazon rainforest of the Madre de Dios region of southern Peru, is an incredibly biodiverse area — but it’s also the site of an increasing amount of deforestation.

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Yaguas National Park, another great attempt at conservation in Peru

Yaguas National Park, another great attempt at conservation in Peru | Rainforest EXPLORER:  News & Notes | Scoop.it

After the success of the creation of Sierra del Divisor National Park, there is hope that new parks will help conservation efforts in Peru's Amazon region. Yaguas National Park is next on line.

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The year in rainforests: 2015

The year in rainforests: 2015 | Rainforest EXPLORER:  News & Notes | Scoop.it

RT @mongabay: RT @goldmanprize: Was 2015 a good year for rainforests?

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Alarming proof of underreported bushmeat crisis in heart of Amazonia

Alarming proof of underreported bushmeat crisis in heart of Amazonia | Rainforest EXPLORER:  News & Notes | Scoop.it

When satellite imagery of the Brazilian rainforest shows lush, dense forests, most of us likely expect that those trees are packed with wildlife. But what if what we are actually seeing is an empty forest?

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The Claims Are Rosy, But Brazil's Rain Forest Is Still Disappearing - NPR

The Claims Are Rosy, But Brazil's Rain Forest Is Still Disappearing - NPR | Rainforest EXPLORER:  News & Notes | Scoop.it
Brazil says it has greatly reduced the rate of deforestation. That may be true, critics say, but they argue such figures are misleading because so much of the Amazon has already been degraded.
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Field Museum scientists help grow the rainforest - Chicago Tribune

Field Museum scientists help grow the rainforest - Chicago Tribune | Rainforest EXPLORER:  News & Notes | Scoop.it
Peru has a new, 3.3-million-acre national park in the Amazonian rain forest, thanks to an international effort in which Field Museum scientists played a key role, museum officials said Tuesday.
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Increased deforestation could substantially reduce Amazon basin rainfall - Phys.Org

Increased deforestation could substantially reduce Amazon basin rainfall - Phys.Org | Rainforest EXPLORER:  News & Notes | Scoop.it
Continued deforestation of the Amazon rainforest could diminish the amount of rain that falls in the Amazon River basin, finds a new study.
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Listen: In The Amazon's Fire Season, 'You Either Burn Or You Starve'

Listen: In The Amazon's Fire Season, 'You Either Burn Or You Starve' | Rainforest EXPLORER:  News & Notes | Scoop.it
This is the time of year subsistence farmers clear land by setting fires in the Amazon. They say it's the only way they can make a living, but it's delivering another blow to the rain forest.
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Meet a Field Biologist: Interview with Dr. Mini Erkenswick Watsa

Meet a Field Biologist: Interview with Dr. Mini Erkenswick Watsa | Rainforest EXPLORER:  News & Notes | Scoop.it
In the minds of many people, the life of a field biologist can be overly romanticized, assumed to be exceptionally perilous, or sometimes even thought of as superfluous or escapist.  Of course, non…
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Owning the Amazon: Individual titles might not be the answer

Owning the Amazon: Individual titles might not be the answer | Rainforest EXPLORER:  News & Notes | Scoop.it
Holding formal individual property rights is widely seen as a boon for reducing poverty, conflict and environmental degradation.
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Act: How These Women Are Saving The Amazon

Act: How These Women Are Saving The Amazon | Rainforest EXPLORER:  News & Notes | Scoop.it
Ecuador's Kichwa tribe fights against oil companies to protect the environment in the Amazon.
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Rivers, Oceans, and Rainforests - Link TV

Rivers, Oceans, and Rainforests - Link TV | Rainforest EXPLORER:  News & Notes | Scoop.it
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Rivers, oceans and rain forests — charting the impact of humans on this planet's water cycle, in a big-data overview from Globaia. Then Conservation International asks “What would Nature say?
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Amazon camera trap field guide - yellow-handed titi monkey - YouTube

Amazon field guide The 'hairy saki' (Pithecia hirsuta) From camera traps in the canopy in Maijunalands on the Rio Napo, Peru Following Laura Marsh's (2014) n...
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A railroad that crosses the Amazon could be an infeasible, expensive dream for Peru

A railroad that crosses the Amazon could be an infeasible, expensive dream for Peru | Rainforest EXPLORER:  News & Notes | Scoop.it

The dream of a railroad across the Amazon —which dates back at least a century— has never materialized, but refuses to die.

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What’s ahead for rainforests in 2016? 10 things to watch

What’s ahead for rainforests in 2016? 10 things to watch | Rainforest EXPLORER:  News & Notes | Scoop.it

.@mongabay nous éclaire sur ce qui attend les forêts tropicales en 2016 https://t.co/3vvxxpoSCH

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Fighting climate change means protecting forests and wildlife

Fighting climate change means protecting forests and wildlife | Rainforest EXPLORER:  News & Notes | Scoop.it

Russell A. Mittermeier, a primatologist who serves as Executive Vice Chair at Conservation International and Chair of the IUCN SSC Primate Specialist Group, praises the climate agreement signed in Paris for its inclusion of forests, but notes that...

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Protecting the Peruvian Amazon

Protecting the Peruvian Amazon | Rainforest EXPLORER:  News & Notes | Scoop.it
The poor management of coffee and cocoa is one of the principal drivers of deforestation in Peru.
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Peru creates ‘Yellowstone of the Amazon’: 3.3M acre reserve home to uncontacted tribes, endangered wildlife

Peru creates ‘Yellowstone of the Amazon’: 3.3M acre reserve home to uncontacted tribes, endangered wildlife | Rainforest EXPLORER:  News & Notes | Scoop.it
Story by Rhett A. Butler originally published November 7, 2015 on Mongabay.com    After more than a decade of discussion and … Read More The post Peru creates ‘Yellowstone of the Amazon’: 3.3M acre reserve home to uncontacted tribes, endangered...
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The Amazon Today: How it is Changing and more

The Amazon Today:  How it is Changing and more | Rainforest EXPLORER:  News & Notes | Scoop.it
Out on November 12, the issue looks at how to balance conservation and economic growth in the world's largest rain forest. The latest issue of Americas Quarterly, released on November 12, explores how to balance conservation and economic growth in the world's largest rain forest. Read the table of contents below. Check out the AQ app and subscribe now to take advantage of our special discount.
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A great collection of articles about the current state of the Amazon - Nov. 12, 2015:  Americas Quarterly

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Listen: Deep In The Amazon, An Unseen Battle Over The Most Valuable Trees

Listen: Deep In The Amazon, An Unseen Battle Over The Most Valuable Trees | Rainforest EXPLORER:  News & Notes | Scoop.it
For generations, the rubber tappers of the Amazon have gone about their business in a way that preserves the rain forest. Today, they are increasingly in conflict with criminal logging gangs.
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Listen: Scientists Say The Amazon Is Still Teaching Us New Lessons

Listen: Scientists Say The Amazon Is Still Teaching Us New Lessons | Rainforest EXPLORER:  News & Notes | Scoop.it
Recent scientific discoveries show the Amazon might control the climate for much of South America. The theory could point to potentially disastrous ramifications if deforestation continues.
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Investigate: How can a bat survive deforestation? Be small, mobile, and vegetarian

Investigate: How can a bat survive deforestation? Be small, mobile, and vegetarian | Rainforest EXPLORER:  News & Notes | Scoop.it
Rainforests are full of bats, and with over 1,300 known species around the world bats really do come in all shapes and sizes.
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It's All The Same Thing: Mark Plotkin on why we need to care about the Amazon

You think protecting the Amazon is an outdated issue? Think again. The Amazon Conservation Team (ACT) is a nonprofit organization that works in partnership w...
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Yes!!! 

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Amazon Tribes Want to Remain Isolated–So They're Getting the Internet - Atlas Obscura

Amazon Tribes Want to Remain Isolated–So They're Getting the Internet - Atlas Obscura | Rainforest EXPLORER:  News & Notes | Scoop.it
Atlas Obscura Amazon Tribes Want to Remain Isolated–So They're Getting the Internet Atlas Obscura For conservation groups, it's also been a way to put the environmental management of the country in the hands of the people who know its forests and...
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Three Amazon nations, three approaches to reducing deforestation

Three Amazon nations, three approaches to reducing deforestation | Rainforest EXPLORER:  News & Notes | Scoop.it
Brazil, Peru and Colombia all have major holdings in Amazonia, and all have diverging policies that have had varying success in curbing deforestation.
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