Heavily Logged Rain Forests can Recover

¡Hola amigos! I just posted a brief summary of an uplifting study I recently read. The study was conducted in Peru’s Manu Biosphere Reserve, which is a UNESCO world heritage site. The authors spent a great deal of time and effort surveying the biodiversity (variety of animal life) in some of the areas that had been practically clear-cut over 30 years ago, and they found that many of these secondary (regenerating) forest patches contained 87% of the species found in nearby primary (old growth) forests.

The implications of this study are huge. It means that when heavily logged sections of Amazonian rain forest are given sufficient protection, they can regain much of their former glory. Therefore it might be worth the effort to invest in reforesting heavily degraded tropical ecosystems.

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