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Canopy crusade: world's highest network of camera traps keeps an eye on animals impacted by road building in the Amazon

Canopy crusade: world's highest network of camera traps keeps an eye on animals impacted by road building in the Amazon | Rainforest EXPLORER:  News & Notes | Scoop.it
Oil, gas, timber, gold: the Amazon rainforest is rich in resources, and their exploitation is booming. As resource extraction increases, so does the development of access roads and pipelines.
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Glad to see that some effort is being made by oil and gas developers in the Peruvian Amazon to mitigate their impact on local widllfe!  Monitoring these bridges with cameras is even better!

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Curated from the web, new and noteworthy updates from the Amazon
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Beyond Biodiversity: A New Way of Looking at How Species Interconnect

Beyond Biodiversity: A New Way of Looking at How Species Interconnect | Rainforest EXPLORER:  News & Notes | Scoop.it
In a development that has important implications for conservation, scientists are increasingly focusing not just on what species are present in an ecosystem, but on the roles that certain key species play in shaping their environment. 
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First ‘intrusions’ into unbroken forests drive pulses of biodiversity loss

First ‘intrusions’ into unbroken forests drive pulses of biodiversity loss | Rainforest EXPLORER:  News & Notes | Scoop.it
The first bursts of deforestation in tropical areas can push a lot of species – more so than previously though – closer to extinction due to the loss of habitat, as…
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Deforestation impacts climate change more than fossil fuel use, new study finds

Deforestation impacts climate change more than fossil fuel use, new study finds | Rainforest EXPLORER:  News & Notes | Scoop.it
Curbing the use of fossil fuels is often singled out as the best way to tackle climate change, but a new study published in the journal Environmental Research Letters shows that the problem of deforestation should not be overlooked as it contributes far more to climate change than once believed.
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Commit to our Wildlife Selfie Code

Commit to our Wildlife Selfie Code | Rainforest EXPLORER:  News & Notes | Scoop.it
Amazonian animals are being torn from the wild so tourists can take selfies for Instagram and other social media. Commit to our Wildlife Selfie Code today, and
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Take the pledge!  Enjoy wildlife in the wild! 

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Intact forests crucial to Amazon ecosystem resilience, stable climate

Intact forests crucial to Amazon ecosystem resilience, stable climate | Rainforest EXPLORER:  News & Notes | Scoop.it
Three South American studies find that severe deforestation in one region can impact faraway forests and continent-wide climate, while intact forests offer more resilience.
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How (Not) To Camera Trap In The Amazon Rainforest

How (Not) To Camera Trap In The Amazon Rainforest | Rainforest EXPLORER:  News & Notes | Scoop.it
It’s not just the big guys you have to be worried about when setting up a camera trap in the jungle. As naturalist Phil Torres explains in this Jungle
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Titling indigenous communities protects forests in the Peruvian Amazon - Amazon Aid Foundation

Titling indigenous communities protects forests in the Peruvian Amazon - Amazon Aid Foundation | Rainforest EXPLORER:  News & Notes | Scoop.it
Peer-Reviewed Findings: Giving Indigenous Communities Title to Their Land Protects Tropical Forests Landmark peer-reviewed study shows deforestation drops dramatically the same year land rights are granted to indigenous communities in Peru. WASHINGTON, DC—A new study published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences today provides some of the first rigorous peer-reviewed evidence that …
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Students Conduct Environmental Research in the Amazon Rainforest

Students Conduct Environmental Research in the Amazon Rainforest | Rainforest EXPLORER:  News & Notes | Scoop.it
Go forth and change the world.
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We LOVE working with university groups like St. Peter's!  Check out their reflections on their 2018 Amazon Expedition with us! 

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Extreme Drought in Tropical South America

The severity of the 2016 drought over tropical South America was unprecedented."  Read more:  https://www.theguardian.com/environment/climate-consensus-97-per-cent/2017/aug/03/study-finds-human-influence-in-the-amazons-third-1-in-100-year-drought-since-2005#_scpsug=crawled_126412_7b4cc230-7834-11e7-ea89-00221934899c

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In Peru, canopy bridges keep rainforest animals connected over a gas pipeline

In Peru, canopy bridges keep rainforest animals connected over a gas pipeline | Rainforest EXPLORER:  News & Notes | Scoop.it
Hundreds of square miles of the Amazon are zoned for oil and gas exploration, with commercially viable reserves destined for national and international markets, including the US and the UK. But pipelines fragment the rainforest, dividing populations and disrupting the movements of species that spend their lives in the treetops. Now, a study using canopy camera trapping has shown that these impacts can be mitigated if natural canopy bridges are left in place when pipelines are constructed.
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Amazonia's future will be jeopardized by dams

Amazonia's future will be jeopardized by dams | Rainforest EXPLORER:  News & Notes | Scoop.it
More than a hundred hydropower dams have already been built in the Amazon basin and numerous proposals for further dam constructions are under consideration. The accumulated negative environmental effects of existing dams and proposed dams, if constructed, will trigger massive hydrophysical and biotic disturbances that will affect the Amazon basin’s floodplains, estuary and sediment plume. We introduce a Dam Environmental Vulnerability Index to quantify the current and potential impacts of dams in the basin. The scale of foreseeable environmental degradation indicates the need for collective action among nations and states to avoid cumulative, far-reaching impacts. We suggest institutional innovations to assess and avoid the likely impoverishment of Amazon rivers.
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Amazonia's Future Will Be Jeopardized by Dams

Amazonia's Future Will Be Jeopardized by Dams | Rainforest EXPLORER:  News & Notes | Scoop.it
Building the hundreds of hydroelectric dams proposed for the Amazon River Basin will cause massive environmental damage all the way from the eastern slopes of the Andes to the Atlantic Ocean, according to new findings by an international team of researchers that includes a University of Arizona hydr
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Norway to Brazil: Curb deforestation or we stop the money

Norway to Brazil: Curb deforestation or we stop the money | Rainforest EXPLORER:  News & Notes | Scoop.it
COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) - Norway's prime minister warned Brazil's president on Friday to curb deforestation in the Amazon or Norway will reduc
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What Will Climate Change Do to Tropical Cloud Forests?

What Will Climate Change Do to Tropical Cloud Forests? | Rainforest EXPLORER:  News & Notes | Scoop.it
The forests of Wayqecha, Peru rely on moisture from clouds to sustain themselves but climate change is moving that cloud layer higher every year. Plant ecologist Dan Metcalfe is in the midst of a bold experiment: by eliminating the cloud layer from a portion of the forest, he is attempting to see what exactly will happen as the cloud forest dries out.
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U of T scientists show molecular basis for ants acting as 'bodyguards' to plants

U of T scientists show molecular basis for ants acting as 'bodyguards' to plants | Rainforest EXPLORER:  News & Notes | Scoop.it
Though you might not think of ants as formidable bodyguards, some do an impressive job protecting plants from enemies. Now, scientists at the University of Toronto have determined what makes some better bodyguards than others.
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Amazon rainforest pays heavy price for Brazil's political crisis - Sao Paulo Video | Sao Paulo Informer

Amazon rainforest pays heavy price for Brazil's political crisis - Sao Paulo Video | Sao Paulo Informer | Rainforest EXPLORER:  News & Notes | Scoop.it
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Damaged tropical forests now emit more carbon than all the vehicles in U.S.

Damaged tropical forests now emit more carbon than all the vehicles in U.S. | Rainforest EXPLORER:  News & Notes | Scoop.it
Tropical forests emit more carbon each year than all of the cars and trucks in the U.S., scientists said on Thursday, calling for greater efforts to stem forest loss and damage.
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Watch this beautiful visualization of the sounds of the Amazon rainforest

Watch this beautiful visualization of the sounds of the Amazon rainforest | Rainforest EXPLORER:  News & Notes | Scoop.it
Multimedia artist Andy Thomas translated the soundscapes of the Amazon rainforest into a mesmerizing 3D animation titled the Visual Sounds of the Amazon. He and Reynier Omena Junior made their fiel…
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Can This Controversial Practice Save Ecuador’s Wild Frogs?

Can This Controversial Practice Save Ecuador’s Wild Frogs? | Rainforest EXPLORER:  News & Notes | Scoop.it
Ecuador is home to over 500 frog species and many face risks from the illegal pet trade. One company thinks it knows how to stop it.
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Up to 381 new species discovered in the Amazon – in pictures

Up to 381 new species discovered in the Amazon –  in pictures | Rainforest EXPLORER:  News & Notes | Scoop.it
A strong-beaked bird named after Barack Obama, a fire-tailed titi monkey and a new pink river dolphin are among species recorded by the Living Amazon Initiative of the WWF Network
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Beneath the Canopy: Tropical Forests Enrolled in Conservation Payments Reveal Evidence of Less Degradation

Beneath the Canopy: Tropical Forests Enrolled in Conservation Payments Reveal Evidence of Less Degradation | Rainforest EXPLORER:  News & Notes | Scoop.it
conservation payment programs are making a difference in the diversity of tree species in protected spaces. Further, the species being protected are twice as likely to be of commercial timber value and at risk of extinction.
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Oil in Peru’s northern Amazon by the numbers - not pretty

Oil in Peru’s northern Amazon by the numbers - not pretty | Rainforest EXPLORER:  News & Notes | Scoop.it
David Hill: Over four decades of exploration and extraction have caused an environmental and health crisis in indigenous communities
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Trees in the Amazon make their own rain

Trees in the Amazon make their own rain | Rainforest EXPLORER:  News & Notes | Scoop.it
Scientists uncover why it starts raining in the region several months before it should
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New map reveals more tropical peat

New map reveals more tropical peat | Rainforest EXPLORER:  News & Notes | Scoop.it
Results provide fresh opportunities to combat climate change
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Long road ahead to indigenous land and forest rights in Peru

Long road ahead to indigenous land and forest rights in Peru | Rainforest EXPLORER:  News & Notes | Scoop.it
Regulatory reforms encounter both progress and setbacks
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