Extinction of lowland tapir and white-lipped peccary would impair forest diversity
According to a team of researchers affiliated with São Paulo State University (UNESP) in #RioClaro, #Brazil, the #extinction of South America's two largest #herbivores - the lowland #tapir (Tapirus terrestris) and the white-lipped #peccary (Tayassu pecari) - would cause a significant #decrease in #forest #diversity throughout the continent.
The corrupt Brazilian prosecutors who locked up Lula now want to release him, to make him less sympathetic http://feeds.boingboing.net/~r/boingboing/iBag/~3/vLxknIciI5U/organized-criminality-torturer.html #boingboing #administrative_incompetence #Bolsonaro #brazil #car_wash #climate #corruption #lava_jato #oligarchy #sergio_moro #sic_semper_stupid
For hundreds of thousands of years, the distinctive candelabra shapes of Araucaria trees (Araucaria angustifolia) have defined landscapes at the southern edge of #Brazil’s #Atlantic #Forest. Humans have never known a world without these majestic evergreens. But my new research, conducted with colleagues in Brazil and Reading, suggests that their extinction could be just a generation or 2 away.
Brazilians posted a video on social media in which President #JairBolsonaro calls #Brazil "garbage", says the #Amazon is no longer "ours" and unleashes his hate speech against people of African descent. #AmazonFires https://www.telesurenglish.net/news/Bolsonaro-Attacks-Blacks-and-Calls-Brazil-Garbage-20190829-0001.html
Brazil is struggling to contain fires raging across the world’s largest tropical rainforest amid a growing global outcry
Amazon fires: The devastation seen from above
The BBC's Will Grant flew over northern Rondonia state to get a sense of the scale of the damage, which he describes as "disturbing".
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"On Bolsonaro’s first day, the Ministry of Agriculture & agribusiness was gifted control over the Amazon Rainforest, indigenous lands & quilombo territory (descendants of escaped African slaves)-further threatening more deforestation & cultural destruction."
Can somebody just @ John Bolton and tell him Bolsonaro has some oil he’s tryna nationalize???
Large swathes of the Amazon rainforest are burning – video report