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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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Meet Mark Plotkin - a 21st Century Explorer!

Meet Mark Plotkin - a 21st Century Explorer! | Rainforest EXPLORER:  News & Notes | Scoop.it

From the bayou to the Amazon: New Orleans native Mark Plotkin has dedicated his life to rainforest conservation...

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Think all the great explorers only live in the pages of musty books? Thank Again! 

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Trees offer a way to delay the consequences of climate change

Trees offer a way to delay the consequences of climate change | Rainforest EXPLORER:  News & Notes | Scoop.it
Trees offer a way to soak up carbon until we get serious about finding long-term solutions.
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Are your favorite everyday products rainforest-friendly?

Are your favorite everyday products rainforest-friendly? | Rainforest EXPLORER:  News & Notes | Scoop.it
Find out more about the products you use in the Shop the Frog database
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More helpful hints from the folks at @rainforestalliance! 

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In Search of Lost Frogs | Add this to your reading list!

In Search of Lost Frogs | Add this to your reading list! | Rainforest EXPLORER:  News & Notes | Scoop.it
In Search of Lost Frogs: The Quest to Find the World’s Rarest Amphibians. A new book by Robin Moore. About the Author SYNOPSIS On August 9, 2010, 33 teams from 21 countries were deployed to search for frogs, salamanders and caecilians not seen in decades. Species on the wish list included the...
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Amazon Book Club?  Here's a title to add to the list! 

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Children of the Amazon

Children of the Amazon | Rainforest EXPLORER:  News & Notes | Scoop.it
Children of the Amazon follows Brazilian filmmaker Denise Zmekhol as she travels a modern highway deep into the Amazon in search of the Indigenous Surui and Negarote children she photographed fifteen years ago.
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7 Everyday Foods from the Rainforest

7 Everyday Foods from the Rainforest | Rainforest EXPLORER:  News & Notes | Scoop.it
What role do rainforests play in our daily lives? More than you might realize. Consider how different, and poorer, life would be without these seven everyday items. Continue reading →
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What would life be like without these foods?
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5 consumer products linked to illegal rainforest destruction

5 consumer products linked to illegal rainforest destruction | Rainforest EXPLORER:  News & Notes | Scoop.it
Tropical deforestation is often illegal, but it’s driven by the market for these in-demand agricultural products.
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How IBM helps monitor biodiversity in the Amazon

How IBM helps monitor biodiversity in the Amazon | Rainforest EXPLORER:  News & Notes | Scoop.it
Citizen scientists in Brazil will use a new IBM data portal and mobile app to track biodiversity in the Amazon.
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Conservationist, indigenous leader killed in plane crash in Colombia - Mongabay.com

Conservationist, indigenous leader killed in plane crash in Colombia - Mongabay.com | Rainforest EXPLORER:  News & Notes | Scoop.it
Conservationist, indigenous leader killed in plane crash in Colombia Mongabay.com Roberto Franco, a political scientist who worked with the Amazon Conservation Team-Colombia, died when the Piper PA-31 Navajo crashed after takeoff from Araracuara in...
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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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Fight Deforestation, Fight Climate Change

Fight Deforestation, Fight Climate Change | Rainforest EXPLORER:  News & Notes | Scoop.it
Rainforests are our best defense against climate change—but they're being destroyed at a stunning rate. This video uses satellite imagery to reveal the scale of devastation of the Amazon.
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Scientists uncover five new species of 'toupee' monkeys in the Amazon

Scientists uncover five new species of 'toupee' monkeys in the Amazon | Rainforest EXPLORER:  News & Notes | Scoop.it
While saki monkeys may be characterized by floppy mops of hair that resemble the worst of human toupees, these acrobatic, tree-dwelling primates are essential for dispersing seeds. After long being neglected by both scientists and conservationists, a massive research effort by one intrepid researcher has revealed the full-scale of saki monkey diversity, uncovering five new species.
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Just goes to show...the Amazon never ceases to yield new information and inspire more investigation! 

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To Fight Climate Change We Have to Save the Rainforest

To Fight Climate Change We Have to Save the Rainforest | Rainforest EXPLORER:  News & Notes | Scoop.it
Most of us are concerned about how climate change will affect our corners of the world, but we need to be thinking about our most vital natural resources: tropical forests. Tropical and subtropical forests are the most biodiverse areas on the planet, and they even give us most of the oxygen we breathe.
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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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Beneath the Canopy: A Camera Trap Survey in the Peruvian Amazon - YouTube

Our research team returned to the Peruvian Amazon in 2013 to monitor felid movement and activity for a project on primate predator-prey interactions led by D...
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It's called a PARADISE TANAGER for good reason - One of the prettiest birds in the Amazon

It's called a PARADISE TANAGER for good reason - One of the prettiest birds in the Amazon | Rainforest EXPLORER:  News & Notes | Scoop.it
One of the prettiest birds in the Amazon - the Paradise Tanager pic.twitter.com/PAcKxOX0i9
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Weekend Wildlife:  Almost time, but this was too good to save!  Check out this beauty! 

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Sometimes, rainforest creatures come to you...

Sometimes, rainforest creatures come to you... | Rainforest EXPLORER:  News & Notes | Scoop.it
My first night of a 4 month field season, I settled down to sleep listening to the buzzes and squawks of the jungle night, mosquito net carefully tucked in all around my mattress. After a while, in...
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Ever wonder what it is like to be a jungle scientist in the Amazon?  Check out this blog post by field biologist, Claire Salisbury.  All of this will sound very familiar to participants of our Amazon Workshops programs - except for that thing about the JAGUAR!! 

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How Our Weekly Grocery Shopping Trips Could Be Killing the Amazon - Care2.com

How Our Weekly Grocery Shopping Trips Could Be Killing the Amazon - Care2.com | Rainforest EXPLORER:  News & Notes | Scoop.it
How Our Weekly Grocery Shopping Trips Could Be Killing the Amazon Care2.com Obviously, the wildlife that are killed or displaced during ground clearing suffer, but in addition to that the report estimates that the illegal conversion of tropical...
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9 Rainforest Facts Everyone Should Know

9 Rainforest Facts Everyone Should Know | Rainforest EXPLORER:  News & Notes | Scoop.it
Although rainforests cover only 2 percent of the earth’s surface, these ecological powerhouses are critical to pretty much every aspect of the planet’s health you can imagine—including our very existence.
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How To Shoot An Amazonian Blowgun - Gizmodo

How To Shoot An Amazonian Blowgun - Gizmodo | Rainforest EXPLORER:  News & Notes | Scoop.it
How To Shoot An Amazonian Blowgun
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Ever wanted to hunt a monkey using poison from a tree frog? You're gonna need a blowgun. Here's how to use one.
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This post just in from one of our 2014 Amazon Workshop participants, Laurel Allen from the California Academy of Sciences! 

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A Way to Save the Amazon? - Lab Manager Magazine

A Way to Save the Amazon? - Lab Manager Magazine | Rainforest EXPLORER:  News & Notes | Scoop.it
A Way to Save the Amazon? Lab Manager Magazine Andrew Wilcox, a Master of Arts in Sustainability graduate student, and a team of Wake Forest and Peruvian researchers from the Amazon Conservation Association are working on a solution to reverse this...
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Amazon tribes fight for their trees in pictures

Amazon tribes fight for their trees  in pictures | Rainforest EXPLORER:  News & Notes | Scoop.it
Photographer Lunae Parracho followed Kaapor Indian warriors during a jungle expedition to search and expel illegal loggers from the Alto Turiacu Indian territory, Maranhao state, Amazon basin.
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High-living frogs hurt by remote oil roads in the Amazon

High-living frogs hurt by remote oil roads in the Amazon | Rainforest EXPLORER:  News & Notes | Scoop.it
Often touted as low-impact, remote oil roads in the Amazon are, in fact, having a large impact on frogs living in flowers in the upper canopy, according to a ne
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Jeff Bridges for the Amazon Conservation Team - YouTube

Jeff Bridges for the Amazon Conservation Team - YouTube | Rainforest EXPLORER:  News & Notes | Scoop.it
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Upcycling the Rainforest Alliance

Upcycling the Rainforest Alliance | Rainforest EXPLORER:  News & Notes | Scoop.it
One of our favorite earth-positive trends is upcycling, the practice of using discarded materials to create something new and fabulous. Good for the environment, good for style—a win-win in our book.
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