Rainforest EXPLORER: News & Notes
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Logging, fires take a hidden toll on Amazon rainforest

Logging, fires take a hidden toll on Amazon rainforest | Rainforest EXPLORER:  News & Notes | Scoop.it
Selective logging and small sub-canopy fires are degrading vast areas of rainforest across the Brazilian Amazon, contributing to largely hidden carbon emissions, argues a study published today in Global Change Biology. The research found stark differences in carbon storage between primary forests, selectively logged forests, logged and burned forests, and regrowing or secondary forests.
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Heavily logged forests still valuable for tropical wildlife

Heavily logged forests still valuable for tropical wildlife | Rainforest EXPLORER:  News & Notes | Scoop.it
New research has found rainforests that have been logged several times continue to hold substantial value for biodiversity and could have a role in conservation.
Rainforest destruction in Thailand.
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Corruption in Peru Aids Cutting of Rain Forest - illegally logged wood sold to US

Corruption in Peru Aids Cutting of Rain Forest - illegally logged wood sold to US | Rainforest EXPLORER:  News & Notes | Scoop.it
The World Bank estimates that 80 percent of Peru’s logging exports are illegally harvested, a problem compounded by bribery and obstacles to prosecution.
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This made the headlines of the NYT on Sat. Oct. 19, 2013.  Sad that it seems like a flashback to 1993.  Next time you are in the market for flooring or furniture, please purchase products that are certified by the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC).  

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