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2010-12-03 09:03:00

SAO PAULO, Dec. 3, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- An innovative app for Brazilian birdwatching, named Brazilian Birds - Volume 1 is now available for download at Apple Store. The app comprises information, pictures and songs of 345 catalogued birds of the Atlantic Forest, a Brazilian biome. This is an initiative of the Brazilian Sustainable Planet Portal (www.planetasustentavel.com.br), by Editora Abril, supported by the World Wide Fund For Nature in Brazil. The app is available for iPhone, iPod...

2010-09-20 10:36:00

A Brazilian NGO is working toward this objective by ensuring payment for environmental services and encouraging demand for sustainably grown cocoa NEW YORK, Sept. 20 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The initiative taken by the Institute for Forest and Agricultural Management and Certification (Imaflora) towards the conservation of the Atlantic Forest and the improvement of the quality of life of rural workers by encouraging the demand for sustainable cocoa has been recognized as a Commitment to...

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2009-12-09 12:24:14

Deforestation in tropical rain forests could have an even greater impact on climate change than has previously been thought. The combined biomass of a large number of small forest fragments left over after habitat fragmentation can be up to 40 per cent less than in a continuous natural forest of the same overall size. This is the conclusion reached by German and Brazilian researchers who used a simulation model on data from the Atlantic Forest, a coastal rain forest in the state of...

2009-04-30 08:30:07

Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures says it has arranged with The Nature Conservancy to plant 2.7 million trees in Brazil's Atlantic Forest. The rainforest is one of the planet's most endangered. The announcement regarding the new trees was made Wednesday by Dick Cook, chairman of The Walt Disney Studios. In keeping with the Disneynature EARTH movie's themes of protecting the planet and its wildlife, Walt Disney Studios said it volunteered to plant a tree in honor of every moviegoer who saw...

2009-04-29 12:01:00

BURBANK, Calif., April 29 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures has arranged with The Nature Conservancy to plant 2.7 million trees in Brazil's Atlantic Forest, one of the planet's most endangered rainforests, it was announced by Dick Cook, chairman, The Walt Disney Studios. In keeping with the Disneynature EARTH's themes of protecting the planet and its wildlife, Walt Disney Studios volunteered to plant a tree in honor of every moviegoer who saw the film during its...

2009-04-08 09:05:00

Moviegoers Purchasing Advance Tickets to Disneynature's First Film will Help Restore Brazilian Atlantic Forest Earth Opens April 22 LOS ANGELES, April 8 /PRNewswire/ -- Starting today, moviegoers purchasing advance tickets on Fandango for Earth, Disneynature's first movie opening April 22, will help restore the Brazilian Atlantic Forest and receive a coupon good for a free re-useable shopping bag with any purchase at any Disney Store retail location in the 50 United States or D.C. (Logo:...

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2009-02-06 08:50:00

New strategy can identify hotspots within hotspots, focusing effort and money With limited funding and an inadequate number of scientists, governments in countries containing "hotspots" of threatened biodiversity are wrestling with how to protect plants and animals in disappearing habitats. But a new strategy developed by University of California, Berkeley, biologists could help scientists, governments and private organizations worldwide to identify the areas within hotspots where they should...


Latest Atlantic forest Reference Libraries

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2009-07-01 13:41:09

The Neotropic ecozone is one of Earth's eight ecosystems. This ecozone is also known as the Neotropical ecozone. It is made up of South and Central America, the Mexican lowlands, Caribbean Islands, and southern Florida. The southernmost part of South America is part of the Antarctic ecosystem. Many of the regions included in the Neotropic share the same diversity among plant and animal life. The flora and fauna of the Neotropic are unique and distinct from the Nearctic (which includes most of...

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2006-12-28 13:28:54

The golden-bellied capuchin (Cebus xanthosternos), also known as the yellow-breasted or buffy-headed capuchin, is one of several species of New World monkeys. There are differences between individuals as well as between the sexes and across age groups. It is described as having a distinctive yellow to golden red chest, belly and upper arms. Its face is a light brown and its cap. They do not have very evident tufts. They are oriented towards the rear of the skull and are hardly...

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