Sunday, May 01, 2011

Vealo antes de que desaparezca

The Tahuamanú Rainforest

Parrots and macaws feed off of the world's largest salt lick. They share this pristine wonderland with endangered creatures like giant armadillos, ocelots, jaguars, and giant otters.

The Threat: This magnificent rain forest in Peru's Madre de Dios region holds some of the last old-growth stands of mahogany in South America. But illegal logging is depleting the rainforest—and the U.S. is responsible for buying 80 percent of the mahogany. A single tree can create as much as $1 million worth of furniture. Loggers build roads, allowing farmers and hunters to enter, further crowding the indigenous people and destroying the delicate ecosystem. In nearby areas, gold mining has released mercury into the air and water

Aqui el articulo completo de las 10 maravillas naturales que podrian desaparecer en los proximos 40 anios. Todo depende de que la humanidad se de cuenta a tiempo y cambie de rumbo.

Dense un paseo por el blog de Biofotografica, un blog que les revelara visualmente la belleza de la naturaleza peruana.

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