Scientists suggest that a "live fast, die young" life history strategy could have been a key factor behind today`s high tree diversity in the Amazon.
Researchers have shown that the tropical forests of South East Asia have been shaped by humans for the last 11,000 years.
Concerted efforts are the need of the hour to conserve the rich contiguous rainforest patch of Dihing-Patkai Wildlife Sanctuary and its adjoining Upper Assam`s Tinsukia and Dibrugarh districts.
Congo, Amazon and Borneo-Mekong Basin represent 80% of the world`s rainforests.
Spectacular species previously unknown to the outside world are being discovered in the Amazon rainforest.
Around 1,500 sq km of the Amazon forest is lost each year due to deforestation in Peru.
A flyover of Belize`s thick jungles, employing NASA technology, has detected ancient Mayan ruins.
Day in Pics: 21st September
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