: More than half of tree species of the Amazon at risk of extinction

More than half of tree species of the Amazon at risk of extinction

Mon November 23rd, 2015

Research compares information from research plots along the Amazon with maps of current and projected deforestation to estimate how many species have disappeared and where.

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Mineração ilegal em pequena escala no Suriname. Foto: H ter Steege / La minería ilegal en pequeña escala en Surinam. Foto: H ter Steege / Small scale illegal mining in Suriname. Photo: H ter Steege

Agricultura tradicional de corte e queima. Foto: H ter Steege /  Agricultura tradicional de corte y quema. Foto: H ter Steege /  Traditional slash and burn agriculture. Photo: H ter Steege

Agricultura tradicional de corte e queima. Foto: H ter Steege / Agricultura tradicional de corte y quema. Foto: H ter Steege / Traditional slash and burn agriculture. Photo: H ter Steege

Mulher Yanomami com uma árvore medicinal. Foto: William Milliken /  Mujer Yanomami en un árbol medicinal. Foto: William Milliken /  Yanomami woman with medicinal tree Photo: William Milliken

Mulher Yanomami com uma árvore medicinal. Foto: William Milliken / Mujer Yanomami en un árbol medicinal. Foto: William Milliken / Yanomami woman with medicinal tree Photo: William Milliken

Desmatamento em forma de espinha de peixe. Foto: Google Earth / Deforestación en forma de espina de pescado.  Foto: Google Earth / Amazon deforestation fishbone. Image: Google Earth

Desmatamento em forma de espinha de peixe. Foto: Google Earth / Deforestación en forma de espina de pescado. Foto: Google Earth / Amazon deforestation fishbone. Image: Google Earth

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