28 May '11, 2am

Destruction of Brazil's most endangered forest, the Mata Atlantica, slows via @mongabay

Destruction of Brazil's most endangered forest, the Mata Atlantica, slows via @mongabay

2,700 sq km of Brazil's most endangered rainforest destroyed in 8 years (12/03/2010) 270,000 hectares of the Mata Atlântica, Brazil's most threatened ecosystem, was cleared between 2002 and 2008, reports a new assessment by the Brazilian Institute of Environment and Natural Resources (IBAMA). Less than 8 percent of the Atlantic forest—famed for its biodiversity—remains. New protected areas established in Brazil's fragmented Atlantic Forest (06/17/2010) Brazil has designated an additional 65,070 hectare (161,000 acres) of land to be protected in the Mata Atlantica, or Atlantic Forest. The land is split between four new protected areas and an expansion of a national park. Finding forest for the endangered golden-headed lion tamarin (03/29/2010) Brazil's golden-headed lion tamarin is a small primate with a black body and a bright mane of gold and orange. Listed as Endangered ...

Full article: http://news.mongabay.com/2011/0527-atlantic_forest.html

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