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Biological Diversity: The Primeval Forest of Biaowieza

Biological Diversity: The Primeval Forest of Biaowieza

Deutsche Welle (Oct. 22, 2012) — Biaowieza is Europe's last primeval forest. Located in eastern Poland, this national park is home to many endangered species - like the European bison. The Biaowieza Forest has been in existence for over 10-thousand years yet remains virtually unspoiled. This led UNESCO to declare it a World Natural Heritage Site in 1979.
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World-Beating Forest Fire Detector

World-Beating Forest Fire Detector

Deutsche Welle (July 23, 2013) — A camera attached to a cell phone mast in the middle of a forest, rotating automatically and capturing over 100 images every six seconds. It monitors changes in movement, brightness and structures to detect smoke, and registers the first indications of a forest fire.
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Can Labels Stop the Rapid Loss of Rainforests?

Can Labels Stop the Rapid Loss of Rainforests?

Deutsche Welle (Aug. 19, 2013) — "Forest certification could be a very strong tool in the avoidance of illegal logging." says Ulrich Bick, an expert on sustainable forest management at the Hamburg Institute for World Forestry.
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