20 May '11, 3am

Uncovering the private lives of Amazon wildlife through camera traps

Uncovering the private lives of Amazon wildlife through camera traps

Amazon still neglected by researchers (03/28/2011) Although the Amazon is the world's largest tropical forest, it is not the most well known. Given the difficulty of access along with the fear of disease, dangerous species, indigenous groups, among other perceived perils, this great treasure chest of biology and ecology was practically ignored by scientists for centuries. Over the past few decades that trend has changed, however even today the Amazon remains lesser known than the much smaller, and more secure, tropical forests of Central America. A new study in mongabay.com's open access journal Tropical Conservation Science , which surveyed two prominent international tropical ecology journals (Biotropica and Journal of Tropical Ecology ) between 1995 and 2008, finds that Central America was the subject of twice as many studies as the Amazon. In fact, according to the aut...

Full article: http://news.mongabay.com/2011/0519-hance_mosquera_swing.html

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