Category Archives: Forests & Rainforests

National Geographic Vol. 165, No. 6 June 1984

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Chem4Kids.com - Peruse sections on atoms, matter, elements, the periodic table, biochemistry, and reactions. Some 500.000 people earn their living from collecting the latex from rubber trees that grow wild in the forest (below right). Largely a coffee-growing locale, there are forest patches of various sizes, some large Reserved Forests structurally link these two PA. Although that may be true, it does not imply that sustainable management of tropical forests is not possible. Sok River Adventure, it's time to return to childhood by playing like a kid again.
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Hiding in Rainforests (Young Explorer: Creature Camouflage)

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Deer feed on tree leaves, rabbit feed on grass, giraffes on trees. It is very significant internationally and was taken in as a Biosphere Reserve and World Heritage Site by UNESCO. Today, the community manages 3,120 hectares of forests where 14 streams originate and 567.52 hectares of agricultural land. The URI Watershed Watch (URIWW) is a volunteer water quality monitoring program that works with local communities to assess water quality, identify sources of pollution in water and provide information about water leading to more effective management of critical water resources.
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How to Draw Animals of the Rain Forest

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Some important factors are: Climate: because rainforests are located in tropical regions, they receive a lot of sunlight. According to CORAL’s Hawaii Field Manager Liz Foote, “We wanted to develop a 'one-stop-shop' for community based coral reef monitoring in Hawaii. Already life in many Northern inner cities is becoming so intolerable that many people are being drawn to adopt ‘Southern’ ways of life. A. (1997a) Primate community structure at twenty western Amazonian flooded and unflooded forests.
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Life Magazine August 16, 1948 Small child fishing, Spy

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Physiological desensitization and judgments about female victims of violence. Ranger Rick's NatureScope is a creative education series dedicated to inspiring in children an understanding and appreciation of the natural world while developing the skills they will need to make responsible decisions about the environment. Despite its constant shade, the rainforest floor is an important part of the forest ecosystem. Those who can not afford fuelwood, an estimated 800 million people, burn dried animal feces and crop residues, to meet their basic needs ( Miller, 2000 ).
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National Geographic June 1993 Vol. 183, No. 6

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In terms of biodiversity, it is believed to be home to approximately 80 percent of the plant and animal species on the planet. Aquifers also provide about one-third of all the water for agriculture and livestock. OpenTreeMap is available as open source software or a subscription service, and there are over thirty-five OpenTreeMap sites available worldwide. Similarly, planting and sowing of late successional tree species (an intervention to overcome seed limitation) has been found effective for the restoration of highly complex forest on bauxite mined sites, but only after careful site preparation and topsoil handling or replacement (interventions to overcome survival limitation caused by soil compaction, decreased soil porosity and infiltration capacity, and the loss of soil biota) [ 47, 48 ].
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Rainforest Organizations: A Worldwide Directory of Private

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In this way, First Peoples had a minimal impact on the ecosystem. Neither Watt’s steam engine nor Bessemer’s furnace was more significant than the simple process of rationalising labour into an industrial engine for the production of commodities. Like so many of my books, I came by the original one at a yard sale. Palms are often the dominant species in freshwater swamp forest of the Amazon, but trees such as the kapok or silk-cotton tree {Ceiha pentandra) with its giant buttressed roots, often form the main canopy.
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National Geographic Vol. 138 No 1 July 1970

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If you have an interest in science and nature, and are traveling to the tropical rain forest, this is a worthwhile and fascinating book. At the foot of it, in the Death-Kingdom, sit the three Fates - the Past, Present and Future; watering its roots from the Sacred Well. Revenues from the project will be invested in full-time conservation specialists and forest rangers. The episodes of climatic change coincide with changes in the forest ecology.
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Rain Forest Animals (Unfold and Learn)

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Two to five hectares (five to twelve acres) of forest are completely cleared to make way for each well, and a further 10 to 15 hectares (25 to 37 acres) are disturbed to make boards for the drilling platforms. Ecology and Society 9(2): 5. [online] URL: http://www.ecologyandsociety.org/vol9/iss2/art5/. The abundance of energy supports an abundance of plant and animal species. The annual value of wood removed from forests is estimated to be more than $100 billion.
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National Geographic Magazine November 1991 Volume 180 Number

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His thesis, that HIV made the jump from simians to humans via the administration of oral polio vaccine in Africa in the 1950s, is still controversial, but his arguments are powerful, broad, and undeniable--all that is lacking is conclusive proof. As spring temperatures rise the leafing of trees is getting earlier and we are interested in testing whether woodland flowers can keep up with this change. Forest-climate interactions in fragmented tropical landscapes.
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Hunting and Bushmeat Utilization in the African Rain Forest:

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Phylogenetic signal variation in the genomes of Medicago (Fabaceae). As this countryside is second nature to me, I felt the shock and sadness the moment we piled out of the car. In fact, middle school students in the experimental group became more sensitive to environmental degradation and trash over the course of the treatment, which contradicts Hypothesis 2. Today, the number is believed to be of around 250,000 Amazon natives, comprising 215 ethnic groups with 170 different languages.
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