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Leaving the sad reality of devastated forest behind, Krystal Tolley and her team head in to the remaining jungle and make an extraordinary discovery.
National parks offer large core habitat that is critical for conserving large cats, but national parks alone are not sufficient to sustain a connected and genetically healthy population. Smaller adjacent private reserves improve connectivity and increase habitat extent in areas outside these parks. Sustainable, low-impact ecotourism often incorporates private nature reserves, which can serve to…
A rain forest plant baits birds with puffy treats, then blasts any takers with pollen—a unique discovery, a new study says.
A rare toad species long thought extinct turns up in an Ecuadorian forest.
By Neal Lineback and Mandy Lineback Gritzner, Geography in the NewsTM and Maps.com LOVING HOT CHOCOLATE A new type of chocolate came on the market around 2010. Chocolate makers boasted that acticoa, which is packed with antioxidants, slows the aging process and prevents wrinkles. If true, this is even one more reason to eat this…
Natives fear for their lives after leading police to a stash of ill-gotten timber in Peru’s central Amazon region.
The Peruvian government has released dramatic new footage showing a near-encounter with a group of uncontacted Indians along a riverbank in the Amazon rain forest. The video was taken by travelers on the Manu River in southeastern Peru in recent months, according to officials from Peru’s Ministry of the Environment, who released the images on…
Do eco-thrill attractions actually help people learn anything about ecology? Jonathan Tourtellot visits a nature theme park in Vancouver, B.C. and gets some surprise insights about the rain forest—and about long-term thinking.
NG Emerging Explorer Adrian Seymour climbs to the top of the Honduran rain forest to capture scenes of life animal in a parallel world, right here on Earth.
Indigenous groups in Bolivia have begun a march to protest the construction of a highway that will bisect a biodiverse rain forest region. For more background on the issues facing indigenous South Americans, revisit these articles from the National Geographic archives.
Natives face retaliation when they stand up to those who loot the forest While on assignment for National Geographic in Peru this summer, I had the privilege of visiting the Ashéninka indigenous community of Saweto, at the headwaters of the Alto Tamaya River near the border of Brazil. It can take up to eight grueling…
Officials from Brazil’s Indian affairs agency, FUNAI, say they have confirmed the existence of a previously unknown indigenous group in the rugged folds of the western Amazon, believed to number as many as 200 people.
In Brazil’s violent backwoods, environmental destruction and murder go hand in hand.
Officials deny plans to open rain forest reserves, promise new protections