LIFE: Magazine: September 22, 1967 - SVETLANA WITH HER SON

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High levels of UV light can also kill symbiotic bacteria that fixes nitrogen in the root nodules of legumes. Tropical rainforests are the most biologically diverse ecosystems on earth, and, despite covering just a small portion of the world’s service, are home to around 80% of its biodiversity. The two main types are the tropical African savanna and temperate grasslands, such as the South American pampas. A mixture of traditional rules and taboos have helped to protect certain species and places.

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Agroforestry Guides for Pacific Islands

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You can even find other nests in your area and help monitor and add updates to nesting activity. The Judy Istock Butterfly Haven is the museum's internationally renowned signature 2,700 square foot greenhouse. Biologists are now trying to determine the cause for this precipitous decline. The murder in 1988 of Chico Mendes, a former president of the rubber tappers' union, has done much to publicize their plight - and underlined the point that the forest is needed intact, as a valuable economic resource.

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Life Magazine, July 25, 1960

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Environmental Pollution,Vol. 75, Iss. 2., p209-213, 1992. An estimated 13 million hectares of forests were lost each year between 2000 and 2010 due to deforestation. In addition, the forest provides shelter for wildlife, recreation and aesthetic renewal for people, and irreplaceable supplies of oxygen and soil nutrients. In: 15th International Colloquium on Soil Zoology, Curitiba, Brazil, 25-29 August 2008, Book of abstracts. The front cover of this book is dark green with a textbook-like illustration of plants and hummingbirds.

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Tropical rain forests

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Based in Australia, Seagrass-Watch recruits volunteers around the world to assess and monitor this ocean plant, which is an important indicator of the health of coastal environments. It is an important bird area (it shelters over 200 species of birds) and is rich in butterflies (over 400 species of butterflies). Traditional agroforestry knowledge and practice are increasingly recognized as a sustainable land use. As such, montane forests are much cooler and moister than lowland forests, and mosses and other epiphytes, including orchids, ferns, lichen and liverworts, abound (WWF, 2010).

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LIFE Magazine - August 18, 1972 - Olympic swimmer Mark Spitz

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Tropical rainforests have been called the "jewels of the Earth" and the " world's largest pharmacy ", because over one quarter of natural medicines have been discovered there. [3] Rainforests are also responsible for 28% of the world's oxygen turnover, sometimes misnamed oxygen production, [4] processing it through photosynthesis from carbon dioxide and consuming it through respiration. Most familiar are those of the tropical regions, such as the Amazon Basin, but some, composed of spruce, fir (genus Abies ), cedar (genus Thuja ) as well as other conifers, also occur along the northwest Pacific coast of the US (including Alaska) and Canada (Fowells, 1965).

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LIFE Magazine - July 19, 1954

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Chair, Center for Southeast Asian Studies, U. High on our priority list is Marmokrebs, a species that reproduces asexually – making it an extremely successful intruder in pristine ecosystems. Yarinales, moenales, capinurales, and capironales are only four of the most economically important varzea forests in the Iquitos region. IGoR facilitates scientific research by amateur scientists and science enthusiasts.

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Nationa Geographic Index---July - December, 1971 Vol 140

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The data collected are used by researchers to investigate migration movements and distributions of birds and to support species conservation at local, national and international scales. It is widely recognized that this sort of uncontrolled and unsustainable shifting agriculture represents the biggest threat to the future of the rain forests. However, if trees are removed from the forest, the nutrients are removed with it, along with the protection provided by the tree roots and the forest canopy.

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National Geographic Magazine, February 1970 (Volume 137, No.

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In this way, the SYMPHASIS Foundation's "Protection des For�ts Tropicales" fund is helping to protect the last original tropical forests in Madagascar. Technological progress is carrying us to inevitable disaster. 2. Parallel to forest loss and forest fragmentation, cryptic deforestation [ 18, 19 ] - the selective logging and internal degradation of forests - alters forest structure and plant communities, jeopardizing biodiversity, regeneration capacity and vitality of forests [ 20 ].

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Jungles/Tropical Rain Forests II (Novel Units - Learning

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There is a long history of logging in the region. The Bukit Timah Nature Reserve contains the largest patch of primary rainforest left in Singapore. Today TEMA is one Turkey's leading environmental NGOs with over 460,000 volunteers across the country. Common ecological characteristics, beyond species composition or forest structure, form the basis for the classification. In the southern Amazonian state of Rondonia, the Brazilian government built a road (BR-364) which allowed large scale migration of landless farmers into the region.

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LIFE Magazine - August 24, 1942

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AfriBats seeks to mobilize both amateur and professional sightings to fill gaps in our understanding of bat distributions by sharing photos and records whenever bats are encountered in Africa. Invasive species, ecosystem services and human well-being. In general, appropriate legislation, management plans and procedures are in place, but their implementation is weak and ineffective. Important Findings Overall, Australia has lost nearly 40% of its forests, but much of the remaining native vegetation is highly fragmented.

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