Category Archives: Forests & Rainforests

Time Magazine September 18 1989 Torching the Amazon Can the

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The chief responsibility for forest policy is vested in the Ministry of Industry and Commerce, whereas the practical application of forest policy rests with the Swedish forestry administration. Although none of the basic tenets of Bookchin’s theory of social Ecology are in anyway incompatible with social-anarchism and although not denying the importance of anarchism, in his more recent works he rarely mentions the word, and then only in passing. Each species and its diverse interactions is a Shakespearian play, he continued, and threats ranging from habitat destruction to climate change are destroying a library that, in many cases, has never been read.
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National Geographic Index 1947-1969 Inclusive

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BIOKO/ A first for Nigeria - The proposed Cross River National Park on the Oban Hills, is the first rain forest park in Nigeria, where less than .50.000 sq km (19.300 sq miles) of rain forest :nx- left. Instead of spending 12 hrs a day tearing down HRC why not spend 6. Only by providing the widest possible protection for the remaining primary rainforests will it be possible to save the greater part of the Earth's biological diversity from extinction.
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Peoples of the Arctic (The National Geographic Magazine,

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To how forests help protect water quality through stabilising soils, and help combat global carbon emissions and air pollution through the storage of carbon in trees and wood products. 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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RAINFOREST ANIMALS-TEL (Random House Tell Me About Books)

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A typical logging road in a rainforest ( Greenpeace, 2001B ). He achieves this through his entertaining field trips and talks. Agricultural expansion, ranching, infrastructure projects, energy exploration and illegal logging are to blame. Directrices prácticas para la evaluación, medición, aplicación y seguimiento de los criterios e indicadores, a nivel nacional, para la ordenación sostenible de los bosques de Centro América. The Flight of the Iguana: A Sidelong View of Science and Nature by David Quammen - [Publisher's Weekly] Quammen's columns in Outdoor Magazine are famed as an entertaining source of offbeat information.
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LIFE Magazine - September 26, 1969

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If the plants in its environment were destroyed, the moose would have to move to another area or starve to death. Other animals store food and burrow underground to escape the cold. Y. (2002) Browsing and microhabitat effects on riparian forest woody seedling demography. Central Illinois above the coal mine: The terrain and vegetation today is a far cry from how it looked 300 million years ago. It looked at us and raised its trunk, then turned and headed towards a family herd of elephants just meters away, standing in the moonlight.
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Life Magazine - December 31, 1951

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Scientists say rubber is rapidly changing that rich natural legacy. Trying to protect large functioning ecosystems from human development is mostly futile; humans like development, and you can’t stop them from having it. Chestnut Oak is confined to eastern North America and virtually to the generally highly acidic soils of the Appalachians and adjacent regions. There are many more smaller but equally interesting tracts of forest remnants scattered across the city.
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Children's Book: JUNGLE: How do Jungles Work? For Children

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Performance is not really the point, and neither is efficiency. Recensement des Plantations d’Eucalyptus et ‘Dautres especes a Vocation Energetique autor de la Ville de Fort-Dauphin. Chairs of the advisory committees are jointly appointed by the environment ministers for the NSW, Queensland and Australian governments. The clear-felling of huge areas of forest has been given special tax advantages by governments in Central America and Brazil, and aid grants from the World Bank, to produce beef for domestic consumption and export to the North American and West European fast food markets.
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Counting in the Rain Forest 1-2-3 (All about Counting in the

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Get outside and make some observations. :) I-90 Wildlife Watch is a citizen-based wildlife monitoring project that invites motorists to report wildlife sightings along Interstate 90 (I-90) in the Snoqualmie Pass region of Washington. In principle, a tropical forest can be logged with low impact, and given sufficient recovery time before return logging, this could be sustainable, although the definition of what is sustainable logging is much debated [ 36, 37 ]. The rain forests today Even outside such centres of diversity, modern rain forests are remarkably rich in species.
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Forest site and productivity (Forestry Sciences)

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Before this, the reptiles had dominated, but within a very short period of time, close to 85% of all species were wiped out, and the mammals began to occupy the vacant ecological niches – everywhere, that is, except New Zealand. Primary Productivity of a Young Tsuga heterophylla Stand and Some Speculations About Biomass of Forest Communities on the Oregon Coast. Prime focus is on the human and economic dimensions. After pollination, the bracts of the female flowers grow fleshy to attract seed dispersers. "Hot" pollination To ensure successful pollination.
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The Emerald Cathedral

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Both the Forest Service and the BLM are in the process of revising the Northwest Forest Plan and there is enormous pressure from Oregon counties to increase logging that would reverse progress measured in miles of streams restored, salmon returning to rivers, and millions of acres of older forest as climate insurance. Once seeds arrive at the site they must be able to germinate, survive and grow. It would take another creation and billions of years to recreate the passenger pigeon.
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