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Strange spiny rodent discovered in the Amazon

Strange spiny rodent discovered in the Amazon Strange spiny rodent discovered in the Amazon mongabay.com January 24, 2007 Scientists have discovered a previously unknown species of arboreal rodent in the…

Two ‘dragon’ species discovered in Brazil

Two unknown 'dragon' species discovered in Brazil Two unknown 'dragon' species discovered in Brazil mongabay.com January 24, 2007 Two previously unknown species of lizard that are said to resemble miniature…

Are Brazil nuts really sustainable?

Are Brazil nuts really sustainable? Only if hunting is controlled A lot of rainforest conservation initiatives embrace sustainably harvested non-timber forest products (NTFPs) like seeds and nuts as a means…

Who pays for Amazon rainforest conservation?

Who pays for Amazon rainforest conservation? Who pays for Amazon rainforest conservation? An interview with the largest private sponsor of rainforest protection: the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation Rhett Butler,…

Amazon deforestation rate plunges 41 percent

Amazon deforestation rate plunges 41 percent Amazon deforestation rate plunges 41 percent mongabay.com October 26, 2006 Today the Brazilian government announced a sharp drop in Amazon deforestation. Forest loss for…
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