Adventures in the Amazon
In this Catalyst article, Laura Plant describes the time she spent in the Amazon rainforest in northern Peru on a project researching the impacts of forestry on the plants and animals that live there.
In tropical regions, large areas of rainforests have been untouched for centuries. This means that many rare and unique plants and animals have become specialized to live only in these habitats, making rainforests highly biodiverse. This biodiversity is threatened when rainforests are cut down to supply wood. The sustainable forestry company GreenGold Forestry (GGF) wanted to find out how big this impact is in their concession in the Peruvian Amazon and they asked Laura to help out.
This article is from Catalyst: Secondary Science Review 2013, Volume 23, Issue 3.
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