Team of scientists found that depending on the degree to which deforestation comes under control in the next 35 years, between 36 and 57 percent of the 16,000 tree species in the tropical rainforest area would be considered threatened.
Greenpeace: The silent crisis in the Amazon in pictures
Greenpeace published a 2-year investigation that shows how the logging industry threatens the Amazon rainforest. These photos show the illegal logging that’s ransacking the forest and show what’s at stake if the logging continues.
Phys.org: Amazon rainforest survey could improve carbon offset schemes
Researchers from the Universities of Leeds and Edinburgh studying the Amazon Basin have revealed unprecedented detail of the size, age and species of trees across the region by comparing satellite maps with hundreds of field plots.
Brief tree lives are linked to the Amazon biodiversity
According to a new study headed by Tim Baker and published in the journal Ecology Letters, short durations between tree generations strongly correlate to highly biodiverse clades.
Amazon trees super-diverse in chemicals substances
Climbing into the canopy of thousands of trees across 19 different forests in the region, researchers sampled chemical signatures from canopy leaves and were surprised by the levels of diversity uncovered.
High-living frogs hurt by remote oil roads in the Amazon
New research shows that remote oil roads are harming frogs that inhabit the rainforest’s upper canopy.
Amazon Photos: Trees That Dominate the Rain Forest
A new study found that only a few dozen tree species are very common, or “hyperdominant”.
Amazon river digests trees dragged
Research shows that the rivers of the Amazon basin have bacterias capable of digesting stems and trunks of trees and turn them into CO².