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The writhed hornbill, a Philippines endemic species. Image by Olaf Oliviero Riemer via Creative Commons (CC BY 3.0).

Podcast: Escape into nature’s soundscapes

Healthy ecosystems are often noisy places: from reefs to grasslands and forests, these are sonically rich thanks to all the species defending territories, finding mates, locating prey, or perhaps enjoying…
The writhed hornbill, a Philippines endemic species. Image by Olaf Oliviero Riemer via Creative Commons (CC BY 3.0).
Composite image. Left: Amazon rainforest - photo credit: Rhett A. Butler. Right: Burning forest in the Brazilian Amazon - image credit: Greenpeace

The year in rainforests 2021

2021 was a year where tropical forests featured more prominently in global headlines than normal thanks to rising recognition of the role they play in addressing climate change and biodiversity…
Composite image. Left: Amazon rainforest - photo credit: Rhett A. Butler. Right: Burning forest in the Brazilian Amazon - image credit: Greenpeace
Deforestation in Kapuas Hulu regency, West Kalimantan, Indonesia. Photo by Rhett A. Butler

Global forest loss increased in 2020

No one was sure exactly what near-term impact the global pandemic would have the world’s forests in 2020. Some expected lockdowns and economic shocks to dampen deforestation rates; others thought…
Deforestation in Kapuas Hulu regency, West Kalimantan, Indonesia. Photo by Rhett A. Butler
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