Thursday, 24 January 2008

Rainforest Destruction

Sad but stunning film here where the lyre bird imitates other creatures in the forest but also the sounds of the chainsaws destroying the forest! The camera shutters are fantastic but the car alarm and saws disturb me too much. What are we doing to the planet?

Brazil is losing its Amazonian forests to farmers at an unprecedented rate, satellite observations have shown. In the past 40 years, 20 per cent of the Amazon forests have been cut down and in 2004 the highest rate of deforestation in Brazil was recorded when 10,400sq miles of the habitat, described as the world's lungs, disappeared.
Rest of the link here and here.

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