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- Multi-disciplinary project sponsored by the European Community which aims to investigate and document the future of the peoples of the rainforest. Involves over 30 researchers in the Caribbean, central Africa and the southwestern Pacific. Site is for the use of anthropologists and others to promote wider access to information concerning the earth's rainforests and its people.
African Blackwood Conservation Project
- A non-profit organization devoted to replanting this threatened species in Tanzania. Blackwood is the premier wood of choice for fine concert-quality woodwind instruments, and the tree plays a vital role in the ecology of the East African savannah.
Alaska Rainforest Campaign
- ARC is a coalition of national and Alaska conservation groups that work to protect the remaining wildlands of the Tongass and Chugach National Forests from clearcutting and other harmful development.
Amazon Conservation Team
- Focus on cultural aspects - ACT is dedicated to creating new conservation strategies by combining indigenous knowledge with Western science to understand, document and preserve the biological and cultural diversity of the Amazon.
Ancient Forest Exploration and Research
- Information and research about Ontario's remaining old-growth forest ecosystems, including where to see them and how to help conserve them.
Association of Forest Engineers for the Native Forest
- A non-profit NGO of working to promote conservation and sustainable management of the Chilean native forest. Site has information and case studies in sustainable forest management in Chile. Note: Includes video animation.
- A German-supported (mega)transect study of the Biodiversity of West Africa (Ivory Coast, Burkina Faso, Benin), East Africa (Kenya, Tanzania and Uganda), and Southern Africa (Namibia and South Africa).
- Guide to the native trees of Britain, plus links to other web resources on forestry and conservation of British Native trees, including forest conservation organizations.
Citizens For Better Forestry (CBF)
- Dedicated to sound ecosystem management and empowering local citizens to participate in management of National Forest lands, particularly in California.
Citizens for Responsible Forest Management
- CRFM is committed to preserving and enhancing the ecological stability of the Santa Cruz Mountains environment, especially wildlife habitat and watershed stability, water quality and all beneficial uses of water including fisheries.
Clearcutting in Nova Scotia
- Describes the adverse effects of forest clearcutting, discusses alternatives, and encourages action to stop the practice. Site sponsored by Ecology Action Centre.
Cloud Forest Alive
- Live cams of nesting quetzals and hummingbirds from the cloud forest of Costa Rica. Learn about the importance of preserving the biodiversity of the meso-American biological corridor.
Cloud Rain Forests of Costa Rica
- General information about cloud rain forests of Monteverde, Costa Rica. Understand what lies under the canopy of the pristine primary cloud and rain forests. For students and the public at large.
Coastal Rainforest Coalition (CRC)
- Dedicated to protecting the ancient rainforests of British Columbia by redirecting U.S. markets toward ecologically and economically sound alternatives.
Decoding the Silent Lyrics of Rain Forests
- The "Tree of Life" shows that animals and plants have a common primordial ancestor. A Nigerian scientist, Philip Emeagwali, argues that the rain forests are the untapped technological gold mines of the 21st century.
- A short tour of this subject. Educational and resourceful. Tour includes: Water/Carbon Cycles, Government Help, Links, Glossary, etc.
East-West Forestry Associates, Inc.
- California forest inventory data, GIS.
Eastern Old-Growth Clearinghouse
- News, announcements/alerts, summaries of selected scientific and general interest articles, and other information about old-growth forests in the eastern United States.
- Journal dedicated to the art, science, philosophy, and practice of sustainable forestry in healthy forests. Selected contents of past issues.
- This site enables you to help protect a variety of land habitats and species.
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