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  • Sumatran Tiger (P. tigris sumatrea)

    rainforest-alliance.org 18 Jan '15, 8pm

    Reports estimate that deforestation and agricultural conversion has resulted in the clearing of about 30 million acres (12 million hectares) of Sumatran forest in the past 22 years, a loss of nearly 50 percent. In addition to deforestation, the Sumatran tiger is also threatened by hab...

  • Golden Lion Tamarin (Leontopithecus rosalia)

    rainforest-alliance.org 17 Jan '15, 8pm

    With a population of less than 1,000 individuals, the golden-headed lion tamarin is one of the world's most endangered mammals. Decimated by illegal logging, irresponsible farming and the expansion of urban and suburban areas, less than 40,000 square miles, or about eight percent of t...

  • We're working to mitigate #ClimateChange thru innovative strategies addressing #deforestation! h…

    REDD+

    rainforest-alliance.org 18 Jan '15, 1am

    The Rainforest Alliance works to mitigate climate change through innovative strategies that address local drivers of deforestation and advance the goals of REDD+ (which stands for reducing emissions from deforestation and forest degradation plus additional measures, such as forest con...

  • #DYK? The #okapi's closest living relative is the #giraffe! #ForestFacts

    Okapi (Okapia johnstoni)

    rainforest-alliance.org 16 Jan '15, 9pm

    The okapi is a beautiful and elusive animal, unknown to western scientists until 1900! Standing five feet (1.5 m) tall, its legs and hindquarters are covered in black and white stripes, similar to a zebra. Its closest living relative, however, is the giraffe. Like its giraffe cousin, ...

  • Capuchin Monkey (Cebus capucinus)

    rainforest-alliance.org 11 Jan '15, 4pm

    The exact range of the capuchin monkey is not known, although it is assumed that they inhabit a large range in Brazil and other parts of Latin America. Capuchin monkeys usually live in large groups (10 - 35 individuals) within the forest, although they can easily adapt to places colon...

  • #DYK? The #Redstart flashes its wings & tail to attract their insect prey! #ForestFacts #birds h…

    American Redstart (Setophaga ruticilla)

    rainforest-alliance.org 10 Jan '15, 8pm

    The American redstart is a small warbler, measuring 4.3 to 5.1 inches (11 to 13 cm) in length with an average wingspan of 6.3 to 7.5 inches (16 to 19 cm). Adult males are black with orange patches on the sides of the chest and across the wings and tail. Females have a light gray head,...

  • #Forests are a great defense against #ClimateChange! Find out about our efforts to combat it: ht…

    Addressing Climate Change

    rainforest-alliance.org 07 Jan '15, 5pm

    Climate change is a pressing reality for Leandro Salinas, a coffee farmer in the heavily deforested coastal region of Oaxaca, Mexico. “We feel the heat,” he says. “It doesn’t rain like it used to.” Shorter rainy seasons, increasingly extreme storms and spikes in pest and disease outbr...

  • #DYK? The #Kapok tree can grow 13 feet every year, eventually reaching 200 feet! #ForestFacts ht…

    Kapok Tree (Ceiba pentandra)

    rainforest-alliance.org 28 Dec '14, 4pm

    A giant in the rainforests, the kapok tree can reach up to 200 feet in height, sometimes growing as much as 13 feet per year. Due to its extreme height, the kapok, or ceiba tree, towers over the other rainforest vegetation. The trunk can expand to nine or 10 feet in diameter. In the n...

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