Science Literacy and Conservation in Developing Countries: Challenges for the
21st Century

Carlos L. de la Rosa
, Ph.D.

The Sixth Extinction
Niles Eldredge, Ph.D.


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.. barely five percent of the Amazon will survive as pristine forest by 2020

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The most detailed investigation of the fate of the world's greatest tropical rainforest estimates that as little as five percent of the Amazon may remain in its pristine, wild state by 2020

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Brazil says Amazon should not become 'sanctuary'

Brazil on Monday slammed a study warning of the destruction of at least a quarter of the Amazon due to development

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Scientist 'killed Amazon indians to test
race theory'


Geneticist accused of letting thousands die in rainforest

Thousands of South American indians were infected with measles, killing hundreds, in order to for US scientists to study the effects on primitive societies of natural selection.
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Ancient Redwood tree LUNA where
Julia Butterfly Hill
lived for over two years


Last night an incredible team including foresters, engineers and arborists devised a method of securing Luna so she could weather the infamous Humboldt County winter storms.
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The Road
To Disaster

If Brazil paves this route through
the Amazon, the earth's largest
rain forest could go up in flames


Ecologists say the paving of BR-163 will put at risk 1.5 million sq km--one-third of the dense forest remaining in the Amazon region. To get an idea of the scale of the potential catastrophe, imagine all of Alaska as scorched earth.
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