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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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The Maijuna - Fighting for Survival in the Amazon

The Maijuna - Fighting for Survival in the Amazon | Rainforest EXPLORER:  News & Notes | Scoop.it
Our documentary film will tell the story of the Maijuna indigenous group as they fight to save their ancestral lands and traditional culture.
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Ants plant rainforests, one seed at a time

Ants plant rainforests, one seed at a time | Rainforest EXPLORER:  News & Notes | Scoop.it
Deforestation is destroying forests around the world, but its effects are especially obvious in the Amazon Basin. Due to cattle ranching, soybean farming, logging, and slash-and-burn agriculture, the rainforest is disappearing at a rapid pace. But a recent study published in the Journal of Ecology offers a unique solution to replanting the deforested landscapes: ants.
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All hail the awesomeness of ANTS! 

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Slothville? Yes, because you can never have too many sloths!

Slothville?  Yes, because you can never have too many sloths! | Rainforest EXPLORER:  News & Notes | Scoop.it
As the headquarters of the Sloth Appreciation Society, Slothville is the number one destination for sloth fans on the web. Created by Lucy Cooke, zoologist and author of New York Times best-seller A Little Book of Sloth, producer of sloth virals and writer director of award-winning documentary Meet the Sloths/Too Cute! Baby Sloths!
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Brazilian Dams Accused of Aggravating Floods in Bolivia - Inter Press Service

Brazilian Dams Accused of Aggravating Floods in Bolivia - Inter Press Service | Rainforest EXPLORER:  News & Notes | Scoop.it
Unusually heavy rainfall, climate change, deforestation and two dams across the border in Brazil were cited by sources who spoke to IPS as the causes of th
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Insect Hordes, Chemical Warfare = Amazing Rainforest Biodiversity!

Insect Hordes, Chemical Warfare = Amazing Rainforest Biodiversity! | Rainforest EXPLORER:  News & Notes | Scoop.it
Warfare between plants and insects is responsible for remarkable tropical biodiversity, two ecologists contend.
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New Photos of Uncontacted Amazon Tribe Stir Uproar

New Photos of Uncontacted Amazon Tribe Stir Uproar | Rainforest EXPLORER:  News & Notes | Scoop.it
Pressure from loggers, gold prospectors, and land speculators endangers many of the world's last remaining uncontacted indigenous communities.
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How to be an explorer!

How to be an explorer! | Rainforest EXPLORER:  News & Notes | Scoop.it
The most exciting new frontiers of exploration are on our very own planet, says Dr. Robin Hanbury-Tenison, one of the greats of British exploring.
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"It doesn't matter if people have been there before, it isn't about being the first -- it's about understanding and learning more about it." 

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Peru Trip 2014 – Senior Perspectives | Global Education Blog

Peru Trip 2014 – Senior Perspectives | Global Education Blog | Rainforest EXPLORER:  News & Notes | Scoop.it
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This is why we do what we do!  Eloquent writing by students from the Derryfield School who recently returned from an Amazon Rainforest Workshop in Peru.  Well done Derryfield.  Well Done! 

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This is why we do what we do!  Eloquent writing by students from the Derryfield School who recently returned from an Amazon Rainforest Workshop in Peru.  Well done Derryfield.  Well Done! 

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Brief lives linked to Amazon biodiversity

Brief lives linked to Amazon biodiversity | Rainforest EXPLORER:  News & Notes | Scoop.it
The South American Amazon rainforest is renowned for being one of the most biodiverse ecosystems on the planet, boasting an estimated 16,000 different tree species. However, the distribution of these diverse tree species is curiously uneven. What is the reason behind this irregular diversity? According to a new study, the answer lies within short durations between tree generations.
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Pulse of the Amazon

Pulse of the Amazon | Rainforest EXPLORER:  News & Notes | Scoop.it
NASA has asked Scientists to look at how record flooding AND droughts in the last decade are affecting the Amazon River. They’ll be studying the affects of
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Light Pollution Keeps Rainforest Bats from Eating and Disbursing Seeds - Nature World News

Light Pollution Keeps Rainforest Bats from Eating and Disbursing Seeds - Nature World News | Rainforest EXPLORER:  News & Notes | Scoop.it
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Light Pollution Keeps Rainforest Bats from Eating and Disbursing Seeds
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To test this they ran an experiment using Sowell's short-tailed bats, a type of fruit bat common in tropical forests.
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Wanted: Amazon Orchid Bee Wranglers!

Wanted: Amazon Orchid Bee Wranglers! | Rainforest EXPLORER:  News & Notes | Scoop.it
How to wrangle Orchid Bees in the Amazon Rainforest
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Science in the rainforest?  YOU BET! 

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Mars Candy Co. Steps Up! » Rainforest Action Network Blog

Mars Candy Co. Steps Up! » Rainforest Action Network Blog | Rainforest EXPLORER:  News & Notes | Scoop.it

After nearly a year of negotiations, Mars has announced that it will only source palm oil from companies that are not destroying rainforests 

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You Can't Eat Your Cake and Have the Forest Too -- or Can You?

You Can't Eat Your Cake and Have the Forest Too -- or Can You? | Rainforest EXPLORER:  News & Notes | Scoop.it
Every unique ecosystem provides significant economic, social, cultural, aesthetic and intrinsic values to humanity. But forests occupy a special class in themselves....
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SUSTAINABILITY NEWS - via #Rainforest Alliance: Tropical deforestation and forest degradation have become the second largest sources of greenhouse gas emissions--some 12 percent in total--roughly equivalent to what every car, truck, train and airplane combined dump into the atmosphere.

 

But what can YOU do to help?

 

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Amazon Watch - "There Are Many Chico Mendes Around the World"

Amazon Watch - "There Are Many Chico Mendes Around the World" | Rainforest EXPLORER:  News & Notes | Scoop.it
Franco Viteri, indigenous leader from the Ecuadorian Amazon, remembers hearing about the death of Chico Mendes. The lasting impression of Chico's example inspired Franco to participate in the Chico Vive! conference.
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Stuart Marsden's Conservation Research Group: Dishing the dirt on Peru’s parrots

Stuart Marsden's Conservation Research Group: Dishing the dirt on Peru’s parrots | Rainforest EXPLORER:  News & Notes | Scoop.it
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Awesome blog that highlights the work of field biologists!  This one is about parrots in the Peruvian Amazon.

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Are We Any Closer to Knowing How Many Species There Are on Earth?

Are We Any Closer to Knowing How Many Species There Are on Earth? | Rainforest EXPLORER:  News & Notes | Scoop.it
Are there half a million? 100 Million? After decades of research, there is no consensus
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The woman who got 'slothified'

The woman who got 'slothified' | Rainforest EXPLORER:  News & Notes | Scoop.it
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Species Spotlight: The Amazon River Dolphin

Species Spotlight: The Amazon River Dolphin | Rainforest EXPLORER:  News & Notes | Scoop.it
The Amazon River Dolphin also known as the Pink River Dolphin or Boto, lives only in fresh water. They are considered to be of medium size within the dolphin family
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image from: http://www.newmediawarrior.net/2014/03/7-animals-that-will-make-you-go-wow/

 

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H&M, Zara commit to cutting rainforest destruction out of clothing production - Mongabay.com

H&M, Zara commit to cutting rainforest destruction out of clothing production - Mongabay.com | Rainforest EXPLORER:  News & Notes | Scoop.it
H&M, Zara commit to cutting rainforest destruction out of clothing production
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While the clothing industry's impact on forests is rarely acknowledged, its footprint is expanding.
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Amazon Inhales More Carbon Than It Emits - Amazon Aid Foundation

Amazon Inhales More Carbon Than It Emits - Amazon Aid Foundation | Rainforest EXPLORER:  News & Notes | Scoop.it
A new NASA-led study seven years in the making has conf …
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Extreme weather events provide window for scientists studying Amazon climate change

Extreme weather events provide window for scientists studying Amazon climate change | Rainforest EXPLORER:  News & Notes | Scoop.it
Three extreme weather events in the Amazon Basin in the last decade are giving scientists an opportunity to make observations that will allow them to predict the impacts of climate change and deforestation on some of the most important ecological processes and ecosystem services of the Amazon River ...
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Dozens of Insect Species Living Only On Two Types of Flower – Phenomena: Not Exactly Rocket Science

Dozens of Insect Species Living Only On Two Types of Flower – Phenomena: Not Exactly Rocket Science | Rainforest EXPLORER:  News & Notes | Scoop.it
Los Amigos Biological Station sits within the Peruvian Amazon—one of the planet’s richest hotspots for life. Countless species fly, scurry, climb and burrow through the surrounding rainforest. To b...
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In Brazil, indigenous tribes are still struggling to protect the rainforest — and their culture

In Brazil, indigenous tribes are still struggling to protect the rainforest — and their culture | Rainforest EXPLORER:  News & Notes | Scoop.it
Brazil is rushing ahead with big economic development plans. It will host the soccer World Cup later this year, and the Olympics two years later. But all that progress is challenging the traditions — even the way of life — of the country's indigenous people.
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Snickers, Twix to be deforestation-free - Mongabay.com

Snickers, Twix to be deforestation-free - Mongabay.com | Rainforest EXPLORER:  News & Notes | Scoop.it
Inter Press Service Snickers, Twix to be deforestation-free Mongabay.com The policy pledges Mars to only using palm oil produced legally and without conversion of high conservation value areas, peatlands, or high carbon stock areas like tropical...
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