December 27, 2016

According to the study, butterflies from the genus Mycalesis, such as this one (Mycalesis orseis), were capable of breeding in both rainforest and plantation habitats. Others are not so flexible.

Researchers found that palm plantations may act as a barrier to...

December 15, 2016

 The illicit wildlife trade occurs all over South America. This poor squirrel monkey was smuggled out of Peru.

 (image credit: Mongabay)

"From the rubber industry and the trade in animal hides, to drug trafficking and mass tourism, humans’ role in the Amazon has been one...

December 8, 2016

Researchers have warned that a staggering 57 percent of the Amazon’s 15,000 tree species face extinction if the forest continues to be cleared at current rates (image credit:

Is the deforestation in the Amazon that bad? Yes it is, according to the latest...

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