Category Archives: Forests & Rainforests

National Geographic Magazine: December 1972

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As a direct threat to rain forests, mining is a relatively minor cause of deforestation, although access roads, and the generally increased level of development in the region of mines, frequently attract landless settlers. Stree!' But because of the environment, what you hear is 'Ree! The main changes from previous assessments include some of the natural world's iconic animals, such as the western lowland gorilla, which moves from the Endangered to the Critically Endangered category.
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National Geographic Magazine - August 2003 - Vol. 204 No. 2

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There is evidence of at least short-term resilience to drought. Spend one day on the trail of wolves, following their tracks in areas of high wolf activity, such as their meeting sites and travel corridors. Some food webs depicted in biology textbooks can be extremely complex, with numerous species. Erosion, nutrient loss, and competition with older, larger trees usually prevent the saplings from growing into healthy trees ( Stock and Rochen, 1998 ).
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Report and Action Plan of the Workshop on Tropical Rain

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In the past 20 years, the pressure on the native people of Amazonia has increased enormously, as modern technology, compelled by new political drives for expansion, opens up the remaining areas of rain forest to development. The Atlas was initiated by a group of 14 (now 17) organisations—our partners. Tropenbos International - Tropical forest research for nature conservation and sustainable use of rain forests in Cameroon, Colombia, Guyana, Ghana, Indonesia, Ivory Coast, Vietnam.
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National Geographic April 1989 Vol. 175, No. 4

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In fall 2015 and spring 2016, a small group of PopClock volunteers are also working with scientists to examine the use tiny remote sensors to measure forest phenology; this work includes an an all-expenses-paid trip to Vermont to learn about the sensors! She coordinates Environment East Gippsland and is another raconteur of the walks. In every country, protection of any biome is critical for healthy water. The Atlantic Rainforest Along the Atlantic coastal strip of south-eastern Brazil, the moist maritime air gives enough rainfall to sustain a long belt of equatorial rainforest.
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In search of gorillas: Adventure in the rain forest : an

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In the winter when the ground is frozen, it is difficult for them to to absorb water, so they drop their leaves! The West African evergreen forests contain many economi- cally important plants including the African rubber tree (Landol- phia sp.). the Sierra Leone frankincense (Daniellia thurifera), yam (Dioscorea rotunda), oil palm (Elaeis guineensis) and kapok (Ceiba pentandra). They were initially able to support a large urban population by intensive agriculture, using terracing and manuring to help reduce soil erosion.
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Set of 6 National Geographic magazines (July, August,

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Regenerated forests in the tropics appear to be especially good at absorbing emissions of carbon, but that ability is based on location and rate of growth. K.-based nonprofit Birdlife International found that rubber plantations reduced biodiversity by at least 60 percent. For me this was an information-packed book that I had to read slowly and carefully to fully appreciate. Change in Forest Cover: Between 1990 and 2000, India gained an average of 361,500 hectares of forest per year.
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National Geographic Magazine, June 1975 (Volume 147, No. 6)

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Finally, the surrounding land-use matrix influences the availability of seeds. Many important sites do not yet have butterfly monitors, and project coordinators continue to look for more volunteers. Weigand estimates that just over 30 million hectares (75 million acres) of coastal temperate rain forest existed originally (pre-human settlement), restricted to the coastal margins of western North America, New Zealand, Tasmania, Chile, and Argentina, as well as Japan, northwest Europe and the Black Sea coast of Turkey and former Soviet Georgia. (Map 1 Coastal Temperate Rain Forests of the World, p.5.
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RAIN FORESTS OF HOME: AN ATLAS OF PEOPLE AND PLACES, PART 1:

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Yet logging roads lead to an estimated 90% of the destruction caused by the slash-and-burn farmers (Martin 1991: Colchester). Fish suffer because water becomes clouded, while people have trouble navigating waterways that are shallower because of the increased amount of dirt in the water. Coral reefs, though, have much greater higher-order diversity (e.g., number of phyla). We conduct two kinds of testing, chemical and biological. Because of the huge volume of cloud it generates, the Amazon system is believed to play a major role in distributing the sun's heat around the globe.
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Guidebook to the Hoh Rain Forest: An interpretive handbook

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Who are we, and what is our place in the world of the living? SADC Environmental Legislation Handbook 2012. Indeed, the forests are still of special interest because of the large number of unique species that they contain. It is imperative to control the deforestation and river degradation in this area because illegal logging will directly foster the hurdles in around thirty million people’s lives and around forty thousand species of plants.
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U.S. Has Plenty of Hardwood, but Much of It's Not For Sale

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Capinurales are varzea forests where the most abundant trees are of the species Clarisia biflora and Clarisia racemosa (Moraceae). The biome includes several types of forests: Lowland equatorial evergreen rain forests, commonly known as tropical rainforests, are forests which receive high rainfall ( tropical rainforest climate with more than 2000 mm, or 80 inches, annually) throughout the year. Australia’s rainforests are therefore an excellent and accessible laboratory in which to study the ecological processes involved in the distribution, development and regeneration of tropical vegetation.
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