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How Satellite Imagery Can Halt Deforestation

How Satellite Imagery Can Halt Deforestation

Imazon, a non-profit research institution, is working on a new way to stop deforestation in the Amazon rainforest. Working closely with the government of the Brazilian state of Pará, Imazon is using satellite imagery and advanced mapping techniques to monitor...
New Tapir Species Discovered

New Tapir Species Discovered

Just last week, scientists in the Brazilian Amazon announced what is already being called one of the biggest discoveries of the century: a new species of tapir, known as Tapirus kabomani. Tapirs are a large pig-like mammal with a short snout, in the same family as...
Extinct Lizard Rediscovered in Ecuador

Extinct Lizard Rediscovered in Ecuador

A lizard with a nose that rivals Pinocchio? One of the many fascinating species found recently in the in Amazonian cloud forests is a curious reptile once thought to be extinct. Horned anoles, now commonly known as Pinocchio lizards, are easily identifiable by the...
Amazon Gold in the Guianas

Amazon Gold in the Guianas

Last week, Amazon Aid Foundation board members Sarah DuPont and Luis Fernandez traveled to Guyana, French Guyana, and Suriname, in collaboration with the World Wildlife Fund, to screen “Amazon Gold” and discuss the issues portrayed in the film. While each country has...
A Few Trees Rule the Forest

A Few Trees Rule the Forest

The Amazon rainforest is such a rich repository of fascinating wildlife and plant species that scientists are still in the process of discovering what it contains and how it all fits together. Because of its massive size, the forest could only be studied piece by...