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Study Says Amazon Biodiversity Faces New Adversary: Hydroelectric Dams : SCIENCE : Tech Times

… using high-quality satellite images of plants in the islands. The findings of the study published in PLOS ONE show that there is an indication of massive loss of animals on the islands after 26 years of isolation, even in the midst of extreme protection measures employed by the biggest biological reserve in Brazil. To continue reading this article, please click on this link: Source: Study Says Amazon Biodiversity Faces New Adversary: Hydroelectric Dams : SCIENCE : Tech Times …

Voices of Rare ‘Talking’ Turtles May Prevent Their Extinction

By Camila Ferrara, Wildlife Conservation Society | April 17, 2015 Camila Ferrara is an aquatic turtle specialist with the Brazil Program of the Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS). This article is the second in a series celebrating the contributions of women to the practice of conservation. Ferrara contributed this article to Live Science’s Expert Voices: Op-Ed & Insights.  Years ago, in the Brazilian Amazon, I was exposed to a prevalent philosophy for how animals relate to …

Amazon: 1% of tree species store 50% of region’s carbon – BBC News

By Mark Kinver, Environment Reporter, BBC News | April 28, 2015 About 1% of all the tree species in the Amazon account for half of the carbon locked in the vast South American rainforest, a study has estimated. Although the region is home to an estimated 16,000 tree species, researchers found that just 182 species dominated the carbon storage process. Amazonia is vital to the Earth’s carbon cycle, storing more of the element than any other terrestrial ecosystem. The findings appear in the …

New Species Of ‘Dwarf Dragon’ Lizards Discovered In Andes Of Peru, Ecuador

… reptiles from South America has been discovered in recent years should be heard by people in charge of conservation and funding agencies.” According to scientists, woodlizards (Enyalioides) are active during the day and live in lowland tropical rainforests such as the Chocó and western Amazon basin as well as cloud forests on both sides of the Andes. Recent expeditions to several regions along the Andes of Peru and Ecuador helped researchers collect several specimens of woodlizards. As part …