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rainforest

forest that occurs in tropical regions where the rainfall exceeds 254 cm per year.
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In 1983 Bien formed a publicly held Costa Rican corporation and purchased 409 hectares (1010 acres) of primary rainforest adjacent to Braulio Carrillo National Park and later found conservation buyers to purchase an additional 558 hectares (1379 acres).
This was partly due to their protests against government-licensed companies' logging of primary rainforest that they inhabit along with other indigenous groups.
"For it to grow to its full potential, the aia' palm requires the primary rainforest around it to be intact.
Indeed, visitors to Posada Amazonas get a thorough education in tropical ecology, wildlife behavior, and native culture while participating in hiking and canoeing excursions through the surrounding primary rainforest. The lodge offers action-packed itineraries ranging from three to seven days, while visitors entranced by the place can stay on as volunteers for several months.
Experience primary rainforest, a major source of Earth's oxygen, along a pristine river in the Cristalino Forest Reserve.
Ms Sarah Tyack, of Friends of the Earth, said: "Logging in primary rainforest damages the local and global environment, with tragic effects for people and biodiversity.
WEMPCO originally obtained a 540-square-mile logging concession, virtually all of it in primary rainforest adjacent to Cross River National Park.
More recently, the proposed Chad-Cameroon pipeline has provoked a storm of protest because of its possible impact upon primary rainforest and the threat of pollution.
The most severe environmental damage has followed from the clearcutting of primary rainforest to make room for the pipeline's maintenance road -- a road that would not have been needed if the pipeline had been built along existing roads, BASIC's maintenance roads also have afforded increased access into the Reserve for settlements of landless peasants displaced by the recently ended civil war.
Experience primary rainforest along a tributary of the Amazon, see El Pantenal, a seasonally flooded plane with a fabulous diversity of wildlife, and hike in the Grand Canyon of Brazil.