Forests & Rainforests

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Set of 6 National Geographic magazines (July, August,

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Natural forests that have become increasingly fragmented on a global scale pose a substantial threat to biodiversity (see reviews by Fahrig 2003, Fischer and Lindenmayer 2007). This is the only place where this certain type of fungus can be found. Young forests logged in the 1950s will soon be ready to replace more controversial timber coming from old growth. The emerald ash borer is another invasive insect that was brought to the U. Ambassadors show homeowners small changes they can make to benefit local wildlife and interact with the community at events.

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Life Magazine, January 29, 1971

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It is far more than protecting individual species of plants and animals, more than keeping seas and freshwaters clean, more than caring for soils, more than protecting forest watersheds to ensure future watei- supplies, more than setting aside key sites as protected areas. Because any high school physics textbook has the electromagnetic spectrum printed inside its cover, and understanding it is key to knowing radio waves are harmless. However, the decline of mining in the area made the railway unnecessary and this, combined with pressure from the World Bank and, most significantly, its own realization of the value of the forest as it stood, decided the area's fate.

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This is our Forest

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The vegetation of Sinharaja is that of humid wet evergreen forest type with a high degree of endemism. Ecological Indicators 9(6):1212-1221. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ecolind.2009.02.009 Rolstad, J., I. It can allow the lower part of the leg to bend backwards as well as forwards, so the hawk can thoroughly probe the inside of tree hollows while hanging on to the trunk with its other leg. Kedua prinsip tersebut secara langsung mempromosikan ketahanan masyarakat.

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Now You're Logging

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There are however, a number of people, who encounter sharks, skates and rays on a regular basis: Anglers, divers, snorkellers, skippers, the occasional beach visitor and basically anyone, who reads the news or surfs the internet. In May, precipitation fell to 75 percent less than normal and in June it was a staggering 96 percent less than normal, historic lows for those months. Trends Ecol Evol. 2009, 24 (11): 599-605. Verstraeten G, Baeten L, Van den Broeck T, De Frenne P, Demey A, Tack W, Muys B, Verheyen K 2012.

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Albino Animals / Tagus River Bridge / Southern Italy /

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Mind the gap: Why do people act environmentally and what are the barriers to pro-environmental behavior? The world has lost half its forests, and only a tenth of what remains is protected. This type of swamp forest is seasonally flooded and found along such whitewater rivers as the Madeira and the. Apart from this, tourism results in resource consumption, waste generation, vehicular traffic, pollution and other disturbances — all of which pose a chronic threat to the ecological integrity of the park.

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LIFE Magazine, February 17, 1961

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Working as a field botanist, Webb went into the rainforests collecting leaves, bark and roots of plants that might show traces of these and other alkaloids. Our volunteers are assigned a random but convenient 1km area to monitor. Liberia, Sierra Leone and Nigeria are at last gazetting rain forest national parks. Rodrigo with a lesser long nosed bats Credit: Amy Cooper, BBC2. Other diverse groups include trees, mosses, millipedes, spiders, moths, beetles, and snails.

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To Weave and Sing: Art, Symbol and Narrative in the South

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If you want to know about rainforests and nature conservation, Mongabay is hands down the best place to look.” CITiZAN is a national community-led project to tackle the alarming threat to England's coastal and intertidal heritage from tides, storms and rising sea levels. The Penan of Sarawak, hunter-gatherers who harvest wild meat and a few minor forest products for their own use, are now building blockades to halt the timber trucks of the companies that are destroying their traditional lands.

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Mushrooms of Northeast North America: Midwest to New England

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Despite this contribution to the economy the profits accrued to a small minority and did not generally improved the living standards of the local people. Impact of avian frugivores on dispersal and recruitment of the invasive Prunus serotina in an agricultural landscape. Natural resources continue to be extracted in unsustainable ways, communities lack access to clean water and healthy food, species are going extinct, climates are changing, and poverty persists.

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A Rain Forest: Rigby Focus Emergent Leveled Reader

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But he also delivers bad news: the promise of this vast natural pharmacopoeia is threatened by unchecked population growth, environmental depredation and the destruction of native cultures of tribal shamans (who, he points out, discovered the use of plants that have led to the development of "everything from codeine for pain to quinine for malaria to podo-phyllotoxin for cancer"). But IUCN has identified new threats to the 7,300 individuals that remain. Co-presented by Nature in the City Learn about the “Colony Collapse Disorder” afflicting commercial beekeepers and the threat to agribusiness, in juxtaposition to the dozens of native bees flourishing in California’s urban environments, which reinforce local biodiversity and provide another important link to growing our own food in cities.

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Forest and Labor in Madagascar: From Colonial Concession to

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But their assistance to other life forms is just an unintentional side-effect: decomposers are no more altruistic than other living things. It may be that preagricultual humans were also burning the savanna often enough (in order to make hunting easier) to have a significant effect on the extent of forest. Thus, it is encouraging that Sri Lanka’s forest policy evolved from a preservationist reaction to colonial denudation in the decades following their 1948 independence to a more nuanced approach with greater stakeholder involvement in recent decades (De Zoysa 2001).