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The state of the world’s tropical forests

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…

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In the primeval Polish forest where wisents roam

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…

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Year of Forests is good news for many finalists

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.

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El Yunque film wins an Emmy

”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.

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