First, the good news: The world’s tropical forests are being better managed today than five years ago. That’s according to a report by the International Tropical Timber Organisation (ITTO), a pro-sustainable use group whose 60 member countries account for 90 percent of the global timber trade. The “Status of Tropical Forest Management 2011” report analysed [...] Read More →
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Straddling the border between Poland and Belarus, the 8,000-year-old Bialowieza Forest is a very special place. Here, in Europe’s last primeval forest, it is possible to see one of the world’s rarest animal: the wisent, or European bison. Weighing up to 800kg, the wisent is Europe’s heaviest land mammal. Ironically, the wisent survived because of [...] Read More →
The United Nations has declared 2011 the International Year of Forests to strengthen the management and conservation of all types of forests for the benefit of current and future generations. This is good news for many New7Wonders of Nature finalists.
”El Yunque: Journey to a Tropical Rainforest” won a prestigious Emmy Award at the 34th Suncoast Emmy Awards in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, on 4 December.
The New7Wonders of Nature campaign will be featured on an unusual stage this coming Monday, when Miss Puerto Rico competes in a spectacular gown depicting the natural beauty of El Yunque rainforest.
Puerto Rico’s Eastern area offers breathtaking scenery and invigorating attractions. Among them is El Yunque National Forest, one of the 28 Finalists in the Official New7Wonders of Nature global election.