Rainforest EXPLORER: News & Notes
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Rainforest EXPLORER:  News & Notes
Curated from the web, new and noteworthy updates from the Amazon
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Company chops down rainforest to produce 'sustainable' chocolate

Company chops down rainforest to produce 'sustainable' chocolate | Rainforest EXPLORER:  News & Notes | Scoop.it
Aiming to be the world’s largest purveyor of sustainable cacao, a company is developing a plantation in the Amazon that scientists say comes at the expense of primary forest.
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Purring monkey and vegetarian piranha among 400 new Amazon species

Purring monkey and vegetarian piranha among 400 new Amazon species | Rainforest EXPLORER:  News & Notes | Scoop.it
Four years of scientific expeditions have found previously unknown animals and plants in world's largest tropical rainforest
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Also on the list of new species is an extremely rare and endangered fish (Apistogramma cinilabra) in the Peruvian Amazon. Found in a small forest lake in the wider catchment of the Rio Itaya, about 80km south of Iquitos, Loreto...not all that far from our expedition study sites! 

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Satellite reveals ‘hidden’ 1000-ha oil palm plantation in Amazon rainforest in Peru

Satellite reveals ‘hidden’ 1000-ha oil palm plantation in Amazon rainforest in Peru | Rainforest EXPLORER:  News & Notes | Scoop.it

Loreto authorities had not authorized the project nor granted a logging concession in the area. (Satélite revela 1000 ha de dendê "escondidas" na Amazônia peruanaSatélite revela 1000 ha de palma de aceite...

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Just up river from Iquitos...so in the neighborhood of our field study sites...

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Here's Looking @ Earth—Caught Red-Handed (NASA + USGS—Imagery) - SatNews Publishers

Here's Looking @ Earth—Caught Red-Handed (NASA + USGS—Imagery) - SatNews Publishers | Rainforest EXPLORER:  News & Notes | Scoop.it
Here's Looking @ Earth—Caught Red-Handed (NASA + USGS—Imagery) SatNews Publishers [SatNews] Tropical forests are threatened by many types of farming, ranching, and human activity—one of the best ways to track those threats is through the Landsat...
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Iquitos, Peru: Wet and Wild

Iquitos, Peru: Wet and Wild | Rainforest EXPLORER:  News & Notes | Scoop.it
From sinkholes and snake oil to echoes of Eiffel and Herzog, the surreal is simply real in the “Capital of the Amazon” — and you don’t even need a local hallucinogen to experience it.
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Welcome to the gateway to the Amazon - an inside look at the city where we begin our Amazon Rainforest Workshop programs

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