Guide to the Care of Ancient Trees

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The tropics were the only climate domain to exhibit a trend, with forest loss increasing by 2101 square kilometers per year.” Not surprisingly only the tropical rain-forest was found to posses a negative trend in the last decade. In one instance, though, a crested eagle (Morphnus guianensis) was seen capturing and killing a juvenile black spider monkey in French Guiana (Julliot 1994). The analysis of forest structure and phenology will facilitate the estimation of the distribution and relative abundance in space and time of different food sources, as well as the availability of different microhabitat types.

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Life Magazine, December 5, 1938

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Until recently, much of the unprocessed rattan was exported to Hong Kong and the industrialized world as raw material for the manufacture of rope, baskets and furniture; but since the mid- 1980s the trade in raw rattan has been progressively restricted and manufacturing now takes place locally. Different types of data resources include: museum and herbarium collection labels; the field notebooks of explorers, ecologists and surveyors; hard copy field data sheets; camera trap images; and more.

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National Geographic December 1974

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Monsoon forests are tropical moist or seasonal rainforests found primarily in Asia (India/Sri Lanka to China), West and East Africa, Northern Australia, and Eastern Brazil. Second, it represents a significant carbon reservoir, which, combined with the photosynthetic function of the forests, begs consideration in strategies designed to control atmospheric carbon dioxide levels. And the increase in available insects and seeds following a prescribed fire is good for turkeys and a variety of nongame species.

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LIFE Magazine - December 3, 1971 - Los Angeles Rams and

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The Philippine NGOs and POs took the lead in conceptualizing and organizing FPE and its subsequent program directions. I feel disheartened how the government ,corporations, industry financed “study’s” and shills tell US the people, that they have decided for us and therefore we have no say. A combination of features characterize the African rainforest biome, including a history of climate variation; forest expansion and retreat; a long history of human interaction with the biome; a relatively low plant species diversity but large tree biomass; a historically exceptionally high animal biomass that is now being severely hunted down; the dominance of selective logging; small-scale farming and bushmeat hunting as the major forms of direct human pressure; and, in Central Africa, the particular context of mineral- and oil-driven economies that have resulted in unusually low rates of deforestation and agricultural activity.

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Collaborative Governance of Forestry

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Vegetatio 77:193–200 CrossRef Itow S (1991) Species turnover and diversity patterns along an evergreen broad-leaved forest coenocline. With Prodigal Summer, she returns from the Congo to a "wrinkle on the map that lies between farms and wildness." The Truckee River is an important resource for the people that live in our community, and also an important resource for wildlife. Critical thresholds associated with habitat loss: a review of the concepts, evidence, and applications.

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LIFE MAGAZINE July 24, 1939

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EFFICIENT UTILIZATION OF NATIVE NUTRIENT SOURCES. However, the descendants of the original Brazilian tappers continued in their trade, largely forgotten by the outside world until the recent onslaught on the Amazonian forests by cattle ranchers led to violent confron- tations (see page 124). Facing the street but set back from the sidewalk, they offer the cheapest option for produce and sell the food grown directly on the farm.

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National Geographic Magazine June 1984 Volume 165 Number 6

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Generally, the rainforests of central America are very similar in composition to those of the Amazon and west Andean regions, with local endemic species mixed together with more widespread ones that occur throughout the region. To participate in this project, you'll need to create a Secchi Disk, a tool that measures water turbidity, and use the free iPhone or Android ‘Secchi’ application. Photo #3 by Jon Rawlinson You might see a Tupi ‘red bird,’ also known as the scarlet ibis, one of the most beautiful Brazilian birds, because of the color of their plumage.

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The rain forest: What lives there

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They clean the air, cool it on hot days, conserve heat at night, and act as excellent sound absorbers. Lawton's team studied daily satellite photos and found far fewer clouds over the deforested lowlands that lie directly east of Monteverde compared to forests in neighbouring Nicaragua, where considerably less lowland trees have been destroyed. This groundbreaking environmental reporting project combines citizen science, participatory public media, and cutting-edge satellite monitoring of environmental conditions.

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National Geographic February, 1997

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WHY DO MANY SMALLER GRASSLAND ANIMALS LIVE UNDERGROUND? But the tropical rain forests are peculiarly rich in such relationships, and they have spawned some of breathtaking complexity, such as the bizarre pollination mechanism of the figs or the delaying tactics employed by Amorphophallus variabilis (see pages 72-73). However, modern hunting pressure, driven by increased commercial trade, has resulted in depopulation and local extinction of many larger rainforest mammals.

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Life Magazine, April 28, 1961

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Several land-uses may replace ranching and logging, such as charcoal production from residual wood in logged forests, or shifting cultivation. This alters seed dispersal, seed and seedling survival, and hence the species composition and spatial template of plant regeneration. The EH&S manager of the Sinohydro project team kept a copy of all the three documents (EPB, EMP, ECP) and I reviewed them. I would say why people in Japan care about it. Additionally, tree gardens’ regulatory effect on local climate are potentially significant, as the carbon stocks in a wet-zone garden like in Pitakele may amount to between 48 and 145 Mg C ha-1 with a mean of 87 Mg C ha-1 (Mattsson et al. 2013).

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