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Where Peccaries Wallow, Other Animals Follow

Where Peccaries Wallow, Other Animals Follow | Rainforest EXPLORER:  News & Notes | Scoop.it
Peccaries are like pigs: They wallow. In the Peruvian rain forest, those mud puddles are wildlife magnets.
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Activists Urge Brazil to Stop Killing of Amazon Dolphins

Activists Urge Brazil to Stop Killing of Amazon Dolphins | Rainforest EXPLORER:  News & Notes | Scoop.it
Activists campaign against killing of Amazon dolphins - Activists from the Friends of the Manatee Association (Ampa) have placed a 12-meter-tall inflatable dolphin dummy outside the National Congress. The act was staged as part of a campaign entitled Red Alert, which aims to urge the Ministry of Environment to take action and bring into effect earlier the ban on the fishing of piracatinga (Calophysus macropterus) in the Amazon Rainforest - an activity that entails the use of the dolphin as bait.

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Ecologists are underestimating the impacts of rainforest logging

Ecologists are underestimating the impacts of rainforest logging | Rainforest EXPLORER:  News & Notes | Scoop.it
Ecologists may be underestimating the impact of logging in old-growth tropical forests by failing to account for subtleties in how different animal groups respond to the intensity of timber extraction, argues a paper published today in the journal Current Biology. The study, led by Zuzana Burivalova of ETH Zurich, is based on a meta-analysis of 48 studies that evaluated the impact of selective logging on mammals, birds, amphibians, and invertebrates in tropical forests.
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Camera trap captures first ever video of rarely-seen bird in the Amazon...and much more

Camera trap captures first ever video of rarely-seen bird in the Amazon...and much more | Rainforest EXPLORER:  News & Notes | Scoop.it
A camera trap program in Ecuador's embattled Yasuni National Program has struck gold, taking what researchers believe is the first ever film of a wild nocturnal curassow (Nothocrax urumutum). In addition, the program has captured video of other rarely-seen animals, including the short-eared dog and the giant armadillo.
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Brazil To Ban Catfish Fishing To Save Lives Of Amazon Pink River Dolphin

Brazil To Ban Catfish Fishing To Save Lives Of Amazon Pink River Dolphin | Rainforest EXPLORER:  News & Notes | Scoop.it
Brazil has banned catfish fishing in an effort to save endangered Amazon pink dolphin.
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To Breathe Upside-Down, Sloths Tape Organs To Their Ribs – Phenomena: Not Exactly Rocket Science

To Breathe Upside-Down, Sloths Tape Organs To Their Ribs – Phenomena: Not Exactly Rocket Science | Rainforest EXPLORER:  News & Notes | Scoop.it
If you spent a lot of your life hanging upside-down, you’ve got a problem. Your liver, kidneys, stomach and other internal organs would press down upon your lungs and diaphragm, making it marginall...
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Must-See: Amazonian Butterflies Drink Turtle Tears

Must-See: Amazonian Butterflies Drink Turtle Tears | Rainforest EXPLORER:  News & Notes | Scoop.it
Turtles covered in butterflies are not an uncommon sight in the western Amazon, where the insects flock to the reptiles to ingest the sodium from their tears.
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Amazon Turtles 'Talk' to Their Tots - Yahoo News

Amazon Turtles 'Talk' to Their Tots - Yahoo News | Rainforest EXPLORER:  News & Notes | Scoop.it
Amazon Turtles 'Talk' to Their Tots
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Brian Horne is coordinator of turtle conservation for the Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS).
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Turtles for your Tuesday!  

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See-Through Frogs With Green Bones Discovered in Peru

See-Through Frogs With Green Bones Discovered in Peru | Rainforest EXPLORER:  News & Notes | Scoop.it
Researchers discover four new species of frog in the Peruvian Andes, three of which are see-through.
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Sweet news from the Amazon/Andes of Peru! 

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Rare Eagle Finds Home in Cuyabeno Wildlife Reserve

Rare Eagle Finds Home in Cuyabeno Wildlife Reserve | Rainforest EXPLORER:  News & Notes | Scoop.it
A family of rare crested eagles has settled in the Cuyabeno Wildlife Reserve, a lush, species-rich swath of the Amazon and Ecuador’s second largest protected area.
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Newly discovered insect has ultrasonic love call!

Newly discovered insect has ultrasonic love call! | Rainforest EXPLORER:  News & Notes | Scoop.it
Newly discovered insect 'Supersonus' hits animal kingdom's highest-pitch love call Phys.Org Female Supersonus.
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Small monkeys take over when big primates have been hunted out in the Amazon - Mongabay.com

Small monkeys take over when big primates have been hunted out in the Amazon - Mongabay.com | Rainforest EXPLORER:  News & Notes | Scoop.it
Mongabay.com Small monkeys take over when big primates have been hunted out in the Amazon Mongabay.com His work, conducted in conjunction with Varun Swamy, the Bullard Fellow for Forest Research at Harvard University, focused on gathering detailed...
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Absurd Creature of the Week: An Ant That Skydives and Uses Its Head as a Shield | Science | WIRED

Absurd Creature of the Week: An Ant That Skydives and Uses Its Head as a Shield | Science | WIRED | Rainforest EXPLORER:  News & Notes | Scoop.it
With a range stretching from Argentina all the way up into the southern U.S., this incredible genus of ants has also mastered the art of rainforest skydiving, leaping from the canopy to avoid predators, only to steer themselves mid-flight right back onto the trunk of their home tree. And they do it with remarkable agility.
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Awesome!  Added bonus - we see gliding ants at the ACTS canopy walkway and can watch this behavior live and in person! 

 

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