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How can the Amazon develop sustainably?

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

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How can the Amazon develop sustainably?

In this vision of the Amazon, the forest will be preserved as a large national park with sprinklings of industry added to enrich its inhabitants. The agriculture at its edge will be more productive than it is today, making use of abandoned land and raising yields to meet domestic and foreign demand without encroaching farther into the jungle. This is aim is plausible, as well as commendable, but it will take decades to accomplish. In the meantime, the forest will continue to shrink. The fight today is over how fast that happens.

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A treefull of toucans

Tuesday, December 2, 2008

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A treefull of toucans

I finally reached the southern edge of the Amazon rainforest, stretching like a green wall on either side of our straight red road. A further fifteen minute drive through a green tunnel saw the road suddenly incline sharply down to the edge of the Teres Pires river

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Stroking a two-toed sloth

Sunday, November 30, 2008

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Stroking a two-toed sloth

It's a long way from Warwick Parkway Station in the West Midlands to Rio Cristalino Jungle lodge at the Northern edge of the huge Central Brazilian State of Matto Grosso. And it takes a three-day journey to get you there - to what is now the Southern edge of the vast Amazon Rainforest.

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The Harpy Eagle – King of the Canopy

Monday, October 20, 2008

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The Harpy Eagle – King of the Canopy

I saw my first Harpy Eagle just after dawn on the 24th April 1995 at the La Selva Lodge on the Rio Napo river in Eastern Ecuador

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