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Impacts of Deforestation on the Amazon

Feature story | May 12, 2003 at 18:00

The Amazon is one of the richest areas in the world in animal and plant diversity. There are more plant species in one hectare in the Amazon than the whole of Europe. Over 200 species of trees can be found on one hectare of Amazon, and one tree...

African Forest of the Great Apes in Crisis

Feature story | May 19, 2003 at 18:00

Destructive commercial logging practices are threatening the very existence of much of the Earth's most important ancient forests. While trees may be a renewable resource, ancient forests are not. More than 80 percent of the world's ancient...

The African Forest of the Great Apes

Feature story | November 22, 2004 at 18:00

The forests of the Congo Basin are second in size only to the Amazon rainforest and are the most biodiverse places in Africa. The forests of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) alone are home to over 1,000 species of birds and more than 400...

The Amazon Rainforest

Feature story | November 20, 2004 at 18:00

The Amazon is thought to be the most diverse ecosystem on earth. It is home to about 20 million people, as well as approximately 60,000 plant species, 1,000 bird species and more than 300 mammal species.

Solutions for the Amazon Rainforest

Page | May 5, 2005 at 12:31

In order to prevent the destruction of the Amazon and improve the quality of life for the people who live there, we need to embrace a wide range of sustainable and effective initiatives. This can only be achieved if we find economic alternatives...

Liberia's Rainforest: Conflict and Conservation

Feature story | July 27, 2003 at 18:00

Liberia houses two-thirds of the Upper Guinean Rainforest, which has been classified as a biodiversity hotspot by global conservation groups. A biodiversity hotspot is a region that is rich in species that are native, both fauna and flora, and...

Victory for the Great Bear Rainforest

Feature story | May 20, 2003 at 18:00

On April 4th, 2001, after years of grassroots efforts, a coalition of forest protection advocates, including Greenpeace, the Natural Resources Defense Council, the Sierra Club, Rainforest Action Network, and ForestEthics, scored a huge victory...

The Ecological Importance of the Amazon

Feature story | December 31, 2000 at 18:00

The Amazon Basin is the largest reservoir of fresh water on the planet and about one fifth of all running water on the planet flows through the Amazon. The Amazon River is 6,868 km / 4000 miles long, the same distance that separates New York from...

The Amazon Rainforest: The Greatest Remaining Ancient Forest

Feature story | May 6, 2001 at 18:00

The Amazon is the greatest remaining ancient forest on Earth. The Amazon River valley is the largest basin area in the world. This basin contains most of the biodiversity on earth, with 50 percent of the entire planet's land-based animal and...

The orangutan's survival is threatened by illegal logging of ramin, its forest habitat.

Feature story | September 27, 2004 at 18:00

Expectant parents have a lot to worry about. Stocking up on diapers, painting the nursery, and preparing for long hours of sleep deprivation are only a few common concerns. The last thing they should have to think about is whether the crib...

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