Category Archive: Forests & Rainforests

Dec 13

Environmentalism, Ethical Trade, and Commodification:

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Cost-effectiveness of plant and animal biodiversity indicators in tropical forest and agroforest habitats. Trinidad and Tobago - Annual Report of the Forestry Division for the year 1972. This feature of the rain forest ecosystem makes it especially vulnerable to disturbance and a particularly difficult environment in which to assess the full consequences of the loss of a single species. (Main pic) Wild ginger fruits become brightly coloured when ripe to attract animals to disperse the seeds. u ?^ Colour for birds The Sarawak mistletoe (Macrosolen sp.) is one of more tlian 1.000 species of parasitic mistletoes in the tropics.

Dec 13

National Geographic February 1931

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Increase in Global Warming: Trees play a major role in controlling global warming. Today, the Northern Territory has ∼23% (17 664 000 ha) of its land area covered by native forests ( Fig. 5 ), and most of these are relatively intact at least in terms of canopy cover ( Woinarski et al. 2007 ). Plant Ecology and Evolution 146 (1), 26-35. All data is illustrated in an interactive map that can be used to explore our Elasmobranch populations.

Dec 13

National Geographic Index 1888-1988

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I conclude with a few remarks about the need for further study if the economic potential of these forests is to be realized. Hundreds of millions of dollars have been paid to various provinces throughout Indonesia to set aside and protect vast tracts of rainforest, which contain some of Earth's finest carbon warehouses most worthy of supreme protection. Help create a portrait of California stinkbug diversity and distribution by submitting your observations. The PopClock is a citizen science project in which volunteers are helping University of Vermont and University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science scientists study how forest trees are responding to rapidly changing climatic conditions.

Dec 13

The Forest Unseen: A Year's Watch in Nature

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It also strips corporations that engage in the land application of sludge of their rights to be treated as “persons” and consequently of their civil rights. For me, there seems like no better place to be stationed than in this dusty town at the convergence of the Amazon Basin and the Sierras - and the convergence of high modernist dreams and alternative indigenous realities. They hunt wildlife like gorillas, deer, and chimpanzees for food. The I-90 Wildlife Bridges Coalition, the Western Transportation Institute, and other I-90 Wildlife Watch partner organizations are currently gathering information about wildlife between North Bend and Easton to help inform highway planning at Snoqualmie Pass.

Dec 12

National Geographic Vol. 163 No. 3 (163)

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The alerce and the monkey puzzle tree make-up the only coniferous, forest types in South America, and are protected from logging under federal and international law, although these regulators are not always enforced. Grass is eaten by the voles (cute little mouse-like animals) and the deer. Conservation of the natural heritage occurs throughout a landscape like that described above. Little if any industrial logging of tropical forests is sustainable.

Dec 12

National Geographic Readers: Ants

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The forest canopy is usually about 30 meters tall, with emergent trees such as the great maobi reaching up to 50-60 meters. The other 40% is transformed chemically into substances such as proteins or cellulose, to make the fabric of the tree. C., USA. [online] URL: www.profor.info/profor/node/103. They protect biological diversity, provide pure drinking water, produce wood and provide the setting for outdoor activities such as hunting, fishing and recreation.

Dec 12

National Geographic February 2001

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The geographic scope and intensity of these five drivers are in flux. Poster presented at the General Assembly of the European Geosciences Union, Vienna, 27 April - 2 May 2014. No, look at his feet, that’s how you recognize him, he always has a big one!” Photo #44 by Pierre Pouliquin These are but a small sample of the vast number of new tropical roads, which inevitably open up previously intact tropical forests to a host of extractive and economic activities. “Roads,” said the eminent ecologist Thomas Lovejoy, “are the seeds of tropical forest destruction.” Despite their environmental costs, the economic incentives to drive roads into tropical wilderness are strong.

Dec 12

National Geographic Magazine - April, 1986 - Vol. 169, No. 4

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He has appeared in National Geographic, Science Digest, Science Magazine, Scientific American, Time Magazine, Audubon Magazine, National Wildlife Magazine, High Country News, Terrain Magazine, NY Times, LA Times, USA Today, Jim Lehrer News Hour, CNN, MSNBC, “Living on Earth (NPR),” several PBS documentaries and even Fox News! The rainforests in India are the centres of species richness and endemism and due to this has the status of being one of the 12 mega-biodiversity countries in the world.

Dec 12

Forests and Forest Plants: v. 3

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They live in South American and Asian rain forests, eating leaves, twigs, and fruit. Grumbine, an American author and scientist in Yunnan’s capital, Kunming, argues that because of rubber expansion, Xishuangbanna’s tropical forests are losing their ability to provide non-timber forest products and other economic resources linked to healthy ecosystems. “There are all sorts of positive stories that come out of the rubber transition — none of them are ecological,” he says, adding that Chinese government officials “bought into it before they understood fully the ecological consequences and the potential social and economic costs going forward.” Environmental problems stemming from intensive cultivation of rubber and other cash crops also affect other regions in Southeast Asia where farmers are transitioning into plantation monocultures and away from swidden, or slash-and-burn, agriculture.

Dec 12

National Geographic Magazine, July 1917 (Vol. 32, No. 1)

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In terms of sheer biological diversity, Latin America is probably the richest region, followed by Southeast Asia. DOI: 10.1016/j.biombioe.2015.08.004 Negussie A, Nacro S, Achten WMJ, Norgrove L, Kenis M, Hadgu KM, Aynekulu E, Hermy M, Muys B 2015. BRINCC use standardized methodology for biodiversity mapping, such as the use of remotely activated camera traps to survey nocturnal animals. A market based mechanism is needed to pay the services they are renedering to the rest of the world. In this lesson, we'll go over. food chain basics.

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