Rainforest EXPLORER: News & Notes
3.7K views | +0 today
Follow
 
Rainforest EXPLORER:  News & Notes
Curated from the web, new and noteworthy updates from the Amazon
Your new post is loading...
Your new post is loading...
Scooped by Amazon Rainforest Workshops
Scoop.it!

Two New Species of Treefrogs Discovered in Amazon Basin | Biology | Sci-News.com

Two New Species of Treefrogs Discovered in Amazon Basin | Biology | Sci-News.com | Rainforest EXPLORER:  News & Notes | Scoop.it

An international team of researchers from Ecuador and Peru has discovered two new frog species living in the tropical rainforests of the Amazon basin — and named one of them after famous American filmmaker Stanley Kubrick. The two new species — Dendropsophus kamagarini and D. kubricki — belong to the genus Dendropsophus, the most diverse genus of treefrogs in the Neotropics. 

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Amazon Rainforest Workshops
Scoop.it!

How drones are being used to protect the Amazon's dolphins | Environment | The Guardian

How drones are being used to protect the Amazon's dolphins | Environment | The Guardian | Rainforest EXPLORER:  News & Notes | Scoop.it
Drone footage is building up the missing data on dolphin populations that is crucial to ensuring their protection and long-term survival...
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Amazon Rainforest Workshops
Scoop.it!

AMAZON WATCH » Why California's Oil Policy Matters for the Amazon

AMAZON WATCH » Why California's Oil Policy Matters for the Amazon | Rainforest EXPLORER:  News & Notes | Scoop.it
About half of the oil exports from the Western Amazon Basin come to California to be processed by refineries and used by consumers in the state. This means that more oil from the Amazon rainforest is used in California than anywhere else in the world.
Amazon Rainforest Workshops's insight:

Hey California friends - this is imporant!   

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Amazon Rainforest Workshops
Scoop.it!

The Amazon - Birthplace of the world's most diverse tropical region

The Amazon - Birthplace of the world's most diverse tropical region | Rainforest EXPLORER:  News & Notes | Scoop.it
This study highlights the far-reaching importance of tropical regions -- comprising rainforests, savannas and mountain ecosystems, among others -- in sustaining the world's biodiversity. Most tropical ecosystems are now threatened due to human activities, and many species are on the edge of extinction, further highlighting the need for immediate and widespread protection.
Amazon Rainforest Workshops's insight:

Not a huge surprise, but very interesting in the context of lanscape evolution and global biodiversity distribution!  You go mother Amazon, you go! 

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Amazon Rainforest Workshops
Scoop.it!

Bigotry against indigenous people means we're missing a trick on climate change | Working in development | The Guardian

Bigotry against indigenous people means we're missing a trick on climate change | Working in development | The Guardian | Rainforest EXPLORER:  News & Notes | Scoop.it
Traditional farming strategies could protect humanity against global warming and prevent deadly wildfires. Yet scientists seem determined to ignore them
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Amazon Rainforest Workshops
Scoop.it!

A gold mine swallowed their village. This Amazon tribe is here to take it back | Environment | The Guardian

A gold mine swallowed their village. This Amazon tribe is here to take it back | Environment | The Guardian | Rainforest EXPLORER:  News & Notes | Scoop.it
Climate Home News: In 1996, Osvaldo Wuaru and his family arrived on the outskirts of the vast Munduruku Amazon Territory with a crucial mission: set up a village to hold back the invasion of pariwat (non-indigenous) gold miners. Twenty-one years later, it has all but failed
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Amazon Rainforest Workshops
Scoop.it!

A giant insect ecosystem is collapsing due to humans. It's a catastrophe | Environment | The Guardian

A giant insect ecosystem is collapsing due to humans. It's a catastrophe | Environment | The Guardian | Rainforest EXPLORER:  News & Notes | Scoop.it
Insects have triumphed for hundreds of millions of years in every habitat but the ocean. Their success is unparalleled, which makes their disappearance all the more alarming
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Amazon Rainforest Workshops
Scoop.it!

Rainforest Connection enlists machine learning to listen for loggers and jaguars in the Amazon –

Rainforest Connection enlists machine learning to listen for loggers and jaguars in the Amazon – | Rainforest EXPLORER:  News & Notes | Scoop.it
The vastness that makes the Amazon rainforest so diverse and fertile also makes it extremely difficult to protect. Rainforest Connection is a project started back in 2014 that used solar powered second-hand phones as listening stations that could alert authorities to sounds of illegal logging. And …
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Amazon Rainforest Workshops
Scoop.it!

Why Chop the Amazon Rainforest in Half? —

Why Chop the Amazon Rainforest in Half? — | Rainforest EXPLORER:  News & Notes | Scoop.it
ALERT researchers released today a one-minute video that shows how a massive development scheme in Brazil could effectively chop the Amazon — the world's greatest rainforest — in half. Brazil is currently working to complete a dramatic upgrade to the BR-319 Highway, an 870 kilometer-long road segmen
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Amazon Rainforest Workshops
Scoop.it!

Peru's Newest Park Protects More Than 2 Million Acres of Amazon Rainforest

Peru's Newest Park Protects More Than 2 Million Acres of Amazon Rainforest | Rainforest EXPLORER:  News & Notes | Scoop.it
The Yaguas National Park is home to a staggering diversity of wildlife, including neotropical migrants from North America in the winter.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Amazon Rainforest Workshops
Scoop.it!

Amazon rainforests that were once fire-proof have become flammable

Amazon rainforests that were once fire-proof have become flammable | Rainforest EXPLORER:  News & Notes | Scoop.it
Forest fires emit twice as much carbon in the Brazilian Amazon as deforestation, according to new research.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Amazon Rainforest Workshops
Scoop.it!

Mining is the new deforestation threat in the Amazon

Mining is the new deforestation threat in the Amazon | Rainforest EXPLORER:  News & Notes | Scoop.it
Sprawling mining operations in Brazil are destroying much more of the Amazon than previously thought, says the first comprehensive study of mining deforestation in the iconic rainforest.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Amazon Rainforest Workshops
Scoop.it!

A new species is discovered in the Amazon every 3 days, and they could solve the world’s biggest challenges

A new species is discovered in the Amazon every 3 days, and they could solve the world’s biggest challenges | Rainforest EXPLORER:  News & Notes | Scoop.it
The Amazon could help solve many of the problems facing mankind but we need to unlock the area's potential in a way that carefully preserves it.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Amazon Rainforest Workshops
Scoop.it!

Peru passes law to build roads through Amazon's remotest regions

Peru passes law to build roads through Amazon's remotest regions | Rainforest EXPLORER:  News & Notes | Scoop.it
Jan. 23 (UPI) -- Peruvian lawmakers approved a bill that will allow the government to build roads in remote regions of the Amazon rainforest that are home to indigenous groups. The law, which was described as a "priority of national interest" by the government on Monday, has been condemned by indigenous leaders and conservationists Lizardo Cauper, head of Peru's federation of native Amazon peoples, Aidesep, told The Guardian that the infrastructure projects in the remote Amazon regions don't benefit the indigenous people living there. "This is an area with isolated people who are extremely vulnerable," he said. "Roads bring outsiders who traffic our land, log our timber, as well as drug traffickers and illegal miners." The law, which was expected to be approved Monday, has been a point of contention in the country for months and Pope Francis addressed the issue during a visit to the region last week. "The native Amazonian peoples have probably never been so threatened on their own lands as they are at present," he said, according to Mongabay. "Amazonia is being disputed on all fronts. There is the pressure being exerted by great business interests that want to lay hands on its petroleum, gas, lumber, gold and other forms of agro-industrial monocultivation...We have to break with the historical paradigm that views Amazonia as an inexhaustible source of supplies for other countries without concern for its inhabitants." But the Catholic leader's words had little effect on lawmakers Monday and several new roads are expected to soon be in the works. The most major road project will span 172 miles through the Amazon rainforest, connecting the towns of Puerto Esperanza and Iñapari along the Peru-Brazilian border. According to an analysis of the Monitoring of the Andean Amazon Project, the planned route crosses three critical protected areas and indigenous reserves -- the Madre de Dios Territorial Reserve, Alto Purús National Park and Purús Communal Reserve -- and 680,000 acres of primary forest are at risk.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Amazon Rainforest Workshops
Scoop.it!

Field Museum honors Peruvian organization for its conservation work with indigenous groups

Field Museum honors Peruvian organization for its conservation work with indigenous groups | Rainforest EXPLORER:  News & Notes | Scoop.it
Environmental science and conservation news...
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Amazon Rainforest Workshops
Scoop.it!

Indigenous peoples control one-quarter of world’s land surface, two-thirds of that land is ‘essentially natural’

Indigenous peoples control one-quarter of world’s land surface, two-thirds of that land is ‘essentially natural’ | Rainforest EXPLORER:  News & Notes | Scoop.it
A new study makes a significant contribution to the growing body of research showing that recognizing the land rights of and partnering with indigenous peoples can greatly benefit conservation efforts. “The dearth of reliable data on Indigenous Peoples’ lands in many parts of the world has implications not only for securing their rights but also …
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Amazon Rainforest Workshops
Scoop.it!

Bigotry against indigenous people means we're missing a trick on climate change | Working in development | The Guardian

Bigotry against indigenous people means we're missing a trick on climate change | Working in development | The Guardian | Rainforest EXPLORER:  News & Notes | Scoop.it
Traditional farming strategies could protect humanity against global warming and prevent deadly wildfires. Yet scientists seem determined to ignore them
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Amazon Rainforest Workshops
Scoop.it!

Could biodiversity destruction lead to a global tipping point? | Environment | The Guardian

Could biodiversity destruction lead to a global tipping point? | Environment | The Guardian | Rainforest EXPLORER:  News & Notes | Scoop.it
We are destroying the world’s biodiversity. Yet debate has erupted over just what this means for the planet – and us.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Amazon Rainforest Workshops
Scoop.it!

Turbulent Times in the Amazon

Turbulent Times in the Amazon | Rainforest EXPLORER:  News & Notes | Scoop.it
Sometimes conservation controversies explode so fast in one place that it becomes almost white-hot. That’s what’s happening right now in the Amazon—with a cyclonic mix of good and bad news. We summarize here some of the key highlights. GOOD NEWS BIG NEW PARK First, Peru has just declared an expansi
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Amazon Rainforest Workshops
Scoop.it!

New study discovers 81 lost human settlements in the Amazon rainforest

New study discovers 81 lost human settlements in the Amazon rainforest | Rainforest EXPLORER:  News & Notes | Scoop.it
Environmental science and conservation news
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Amazon Rainforest Workshops
Scoop.it!

Brazil Begins Effort to Plant 73 Million Trees in the Amazon

Brazil Begins Effort to Plant 73 Million Trees in the Amazon | Rainforest EXPLORER:  News & Notes | Scoop.it

The experiment in reforestation involves spreading native seeds instead of planting saplings
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Amazon Rainforest Workshops
Scoop.it!

Tips for Photographing Amazon Rainforest Animals

Tips for Photographing Amazon Rainforest Animals | Rainforest EXPLORER:  News & Notes | Scoop.it
How to handle the challenges you'll come across when photographing Amazon rainforest animals.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Amazon Rainforest Workshops
Scoop.it!

Researchers shed new light on how hunting impacts the Amazon rainforest's ecosystem

Researchers shed new light on how hunting impacts the Amazon rainforest's ecosystem | Rainforest EXPLORER:  News & Notes | Scoop.it
The effect of hunting on the Amazon rainforest's ecosystem may not be as devastating as previously thought, according to a new study by the University of Connecticut and the San Diego Zoo Institute for Conservation and Research. BRENDAN MONTAGUE reports
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Amazon Rainforest Workshops
Scoop.it!

‘A different dimension of loss’: inside the great insect die-off

‘A different dimension of loss’: inside the great insect die-off | Rainforest EXPLORER:  News & Notes | Scoop.it
The long read: Scientists have identified 2 million species of living things. No one knows how many more are out there, and tens of thousands may be vanishing before we have even had a chance to encounter them
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Amazon Rainforest Workshops
Scoop.it!

New Peruvian bird species discovered by its song

New Peruvian bird species discovered by its song | Rainforest EXPLORER:  News & Notes | Scoop.it
“Peru still has many treasures hidden in unexplored nooks and crannies, and I’d be lying if I said I didn’t enjoy the opportunity to uncover them. To this day, it may be some of the most virgin terrain I’ve ever visited.”
more...
No comment yet.