Butterflies, Ants, and Bees

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Manu National Park is the location of a plot where the largest number of species of butterflies has been identified in any one particular place on the planet, with 1307, more than twice the number found in the entire United States.

Arachnids

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Arachnids of the Amazon are numerous. Orb-weaver spiders make up a majority of spiders found in the rainforest and can weave beautiful webs

The Cycle of Gold

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These videos take you step-by-step through the destructive process of illegal gold mining in the Amazon rainforest.

Helmeted Iguana

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The Helmeted Iguana in this video is very rarely seen, as it has adapted to remain motionless as a predator comes near.

Muddy River Water

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When local vegetation is removed, turbidity, the haziness of water which depends on the amount of suspended solids, generally increases as well.

Amazon lowlands

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The Amazon rainforests contain an enormous amount of plant diversity, yet much of this diversity is located within very small ranges.

Will we lose a cure?

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Among the diverse array of plants that exist in the Amazon, many are used for traditional medicinal purposes.

Amazon Plants: cures and curiosities

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Malaria, one of the most lethal diseases in the tropics, can be addressed by no less than 41 different species of plants in the Brazilian Amazon in some capacity.

What’s in the Amazon

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A few facts about the Amazon rainforest… In order to maintain the consistent level of rainfall it is accustomed to, … Read More

Tracking Impacts of Climate Change

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Silman and many other ecologists have come to believe that climate change could have a vast impact in the tropics.

Amazonian Army Ants

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Army ants are mobile communities of ants that number in the thousands. This community revolves around a queen, whom will lay a quarter of a million eggs during a stationary phase. These ants form a well-documented social community, with different ants performing different functions in the group.

Parrots: A Riot of Sound and Color

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Some of the most famous examples of birds from the tropical rainforests of the Amazon include species of neotropical parrots. Macaws formulate 6 different genera of parrots and are often classified by their large size, big beaks, and brilliant colors. the Blue-and-Yellow, Scarlet, and Military Macaw.

Squirrel Monkeys Soar

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Video of the squirrel monkeys in the Amazon Rain forest; they live in large groups and live communally within the rainforest canopy.

Primates of the Amazon Rainforest

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The most threatened mammal species in the Amazon are the primates, of which the Amazon is one of the most important regions for these mammals.

Dr. Adrian Forsyth On The Climate Change Buffer

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Dr. Adrian Forsyth of the Amazon Conservation Association talks about the importance of Amazon cloud forests in the context of regional climate change.

Dr. Dave Lutz on the Urgency of Protecting the Amazon

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Dr. Dave Lutz, of the Amazon Aid Foundation, talks about the urgency of protecting the Amazon rainforest.

Miles Silman On The Untouched Amazon

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Dr. Miles Silman, of Wake Forest University, speaks about species interactions in the Amazon.

Dr. Sassan Saatchi On the Global Carbon Cycle

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Dr. Sassan Saatchi of NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory explains the global carbon cycle and how the rainforest plays a major role in moderating carbon.

A Toxic Legacy: Gold Mining in Peru

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Link TV talks to Amazon Aid Foundation founder, Sarah duPont and others regarding the alarming effects our lust for gold can have on the environment.

Jazzed up for Earth Day!

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In celebration of Earth Day, bassist Esperanza Spalding will present the world premiere of her video “Endangered Species” on the National Mall in Washington, D.C. later today. The single is from Esperanza’s newest album, Radio Music Society, and will be shown to over 250,000 people on 3 jumbotron screens in addition to being simulcast live through the Earth Day network.

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