22 Apr '11, 6am

Earth Day pictures: International Year of Forests

Earth Day pictures: International Year of Forests

Earth Day pictures: International Year of Forests Rhett A. Butler, mongabay.com April 22, 2011 In my nearly 12 years of running mongabay.com, I have had the good fortune to visit spectacular forests around the world. So this Earth Day, instead of writing something pithy (Jeremy has done a fine job in his Earth Day post recognizing the value of what nature gives us), I'm just posting some of my favorite forest pictures I've taken in my travels. If you are a long-time mongabay reader, you've probably noticed my tradition of not writing anything Earth Day-related on Earth Day. This is intentional, but in 2005 I did write about what spurred me to create mongabay.com back in the late 1990's: Earth Day: Another gimmick day full of false promises and empty pledges or a day of reflection? . This is me in Panama last week. Borneo rainforest Rain forest along the Bohorok River Redwo...

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