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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.
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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Our documentary film will tell the story of the Maijuna indigenous group as they fight to save their ancestral lands and traditional culture.
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.
All hail the awesomeness of ANTS!
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!
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
Warfare between plants and insects is responsible for remarkable tropical biodiversity, two ecologists contend.
Pressure from loggers, gold prospectors, and land speculators endangers many of the world's last remaining uncontacted indigenous communities.
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.
"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."
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!
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.
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
Nature World News Light Pollution Keeps Rainforest Bats from Eating and Disbursing Seeds Nature World News To test this they ran an experiment using Sowell's short-tailed bats, a type of fruit bat common in tropical forests.
How to wrangle Orchid Bees in the Amazon Rainforest
Science in the rainforest? YOU BET!
After nearly a year of negotiations, Mars has announced that it will only source palm oil from companies that are not destroying rainforests
Every unique ecosystem provides significant economic, social, cultural, aesthetic and intrinsic values to humanity. But forests occupy a special class in themselves....
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?
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.
Awesome blog that highlights the work of field biologists! This one is about parrots in the Peruvian Amazon.
Are there half a million? 100 Million? After decades of research, there is no consensus
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
image from: http://www.newmediawarrior.net/2014/03/7-animals-that-will-make-you-go-wow/
H&M, Zara commit to cutting rainforest destruction out of clothing production Mongabay.com While the clothing industry's impact on forests is rarely acknowledged, its footprint is expanding.
A new NASA-led study seven years in the making has conf …
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 ...
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...
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.
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...