Category Archives: Forests & Rainforests

NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC (VOL.176, NO.5 / NOVEMBER 1989)

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Similarly, subtropical species of pine from semi-arid Central America, mainly Pinus caribaea and Pinus oocarpa, were introduced to Africa, Madagascar, Malaysia and elsewhere. We included carbon stock as a separate criterion, despite its close link to productivity, because of its high relevance to UNFCCC in the context of emissions reductions and for forest-carbon projects. They have a vested interest in conservation because the future of their society depends on the survival of the forests.
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LIFE Magazine, November 28, 1949

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The grasslands supply a home to many plants, species, and endangered species, such as the Northern Swift Fox, Vulpes Velox. Forest Ecology and Management 154, 409–430. Although this work suggests that the risk of climate-induced damage to tropical forests will be relatively small, the team does list where the considerable uncertainties remain in defining how ecosystems respond to global warming. Forests of the Amazon rainforest are also home to a remarkable array of pollination and seed dispersal mechanisms.
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Life Magazine October 11, 1954

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Biodiversity, ecosystem functioning and human wellbeing. There are eight national parks and 39 wildlife sanctuaries in the Western Ghats, covering a total area of 16,935 square kilometres (6,540 square miles) or 11 percent of the Ghats. These forests are found in parts of South America, in Central America and around the Caribbean, in coastal West Africa, parts of the Indian subcontinent, and across much of Indochina. The largest and tallest trees generally have the strongest root systems and are able to resist wind activity, while smaller trees may be blown over and killed.
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National Geographic March 1954

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Like the neoliberals, they cluster around a few key think tanks: then, the Institute of Economic Affairs, the Cato Institute, and the Adam Smith Institute; now, the Breakthrough Institute, the Long Now Foundation, and the Copenhagen Consensus. Whatever your special interest is; rainforests, beaches, wine tasting, history, bird watching, wildlife viewing, biology, botany, marine tidepools, First Nations Culture or just plain fun, we will work with you to deliver the Vancouver Island Nature tour, activity or day trip that will provide you with a lasting memorable experience.
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National Geographic School Bulletin SEpt 22, 1969 No. 2

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The documentary won the 2014 Panda Award for Best People and Nature Film. The canopy is typically dominated by a mixture of 2-5 species, including Nothofagus cunninghamii, Eucryphia lucida, Atherosperma moschatum, Lagarostrobos franklinii, Eucryphia milliganii (dwarf leatherwood), Phyllocladus aspleniifolius (celery-top pine), Athrotaxis selaginoides and, rarely, Nothofagus gunnii (tanglefoot-beech). [8] The shrub layer is more prominent and has an increased diversity of woody trees.
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DK Eyewitness Books: The Amazon (Library Edition)

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In a nutshell, Foley thus seems to describe a unique new cumulative effect. These small jewel-like bees are some of the most vital pollinators in the Amazonian forests. It was also Robinson Jeffers’ conviction that the devaluation of human-centered illusions, the turning outward from man to what is boundlessly greater, is the next step in human development; and an essential condition of freedom and of spiritual (i.e. moral and vital) sanity: Mourning the broken balance, the hopeless prostration of the earth under men’s hands and their minds...
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LIFE Magazine - March 17, 1961

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Some general biology textbooks have added a seventh biome called the "shrubland biome" to encompass these brushy habitats. The tour continues riding through farmlands to finalize on the beach in front of Lapa Rios. It is one of Earth's last refuges for jaguars. Smaller portions exist in countries like Venezuela, Colombia, French Guiana, Ecuador, Bolivia, Guyana, and Suriname. Journal of the Drylands 1, 118-133. get abstract / full text Descheemaeker K, Nyssen J, Poesen J, Raes D, Haile M, Muys B, Deckers J 2006.
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Conflict in Our National Forests: The War between Science

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It’s no wonder that families and rising conservation leaders alike are increasingly focusing their efforts on private realm land protection. Furthermore we administer the original information in datasheets, which can be obtained directly from us for projects that promote Elasmobranch conservation and awareness campaigns. Then drift cards are cut and painted by community members. Insufficient Evidence of Jatropha curcas L. International measures are necessary because many fish move through the oceans of multiple countries.
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The National Geographic Magazine the Enigma of Cambodia

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This world beneath has mesmerized mankind for many years and may never be completely revealed to us. Submitted: 24 December 2014 Accepted: 29 April 2015 Published: 22 June 2015 Unprecedented rates of deforestation on tropical islands are threatening high numbers of endemic species, and empirical evidence is needed to better understand the implications of changes in land-use on biodiversity and to guide conservation actions. Variations around the world Throughout the world, rain forests share some general features, such as buttress roots and an abundance of lianas and epiphytes, but floristically they are almost totally different from one continent to the next.
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Life Magazine, January 18, 1963

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By the mid 1980s, however, logging roads extended so deep into the interior that even the most remote Penan groups could no longer avoid logging concessions. Clearing for pastureland and land speculation purposes is a major cause of tropical forest loss, especially in Latin America. CrossRef Cernusak LA, Winter K, Dalling JW, Holtum JA, Jaramillo C, Körner C, Leakey ADB, Norby RJ, Poulter B, Turner BL, Wright SJ. Large sections of the ‘green movement’ take a simplistic and anti-technological stance.
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