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Neotropical Realm
Friedland, Jonathon and Pura, Raphael. "Log Heaven: Trouble at Home, Asian Timber Firms set Sights on the Amazon." Wall Street Journal. 11/11/96.
Ito, T.M. and Loftus, M. "Cutting and Dealing." U.S. News and World Report, 10-Mar-1997.
Logging increase in Latin America

Belize:
McConahay, M.J. "On the chopping block in Belize." Pacific News Service. 2/2/97.
"Minister Sells Out Toledo." The Belize Times. 2/24/94.

Bolivia:
Kaimowitz, D. "Factors Determining Low Deforestation: the Bolivian Amazon." Ambio Vol. 26 No. 8 (537-540), December 1997.

Brazil:
Associated Press 1998. "Amazon Deforestation Hit Record in '95." 1/26/98.
Associated Press 1998. "Atlantic coast forest disappearing twice as fast as Amazon jungle." 5/23/98.
Associated Press 1997. 8/4/97.
Astor, M. "Brazil Quiet as Evidence of Amazon's Demise Mounts." AP. 12/15/97.
ELI Report. "Continued Success of Brazilian Extractive Reserves Hinges on Reforms." 11/6/95.
Christie, M. "The Amazon Is Burning Again, Officials Say." Reuters. 10/3/97.
Christie, M. "Amazon Rain Forest May Face Greatest Threat Ever." Reuters. 10/24/97.
Christie, M. "Brazil Delays Publication of Amazon Deforestation." Reuters. 12/2/97.
Christie, M. "G7 Agrees Funding for Amazon Conservation Plan." Reuters. 10/31/97.
Cochrane, M.A. "Forest Fires in the Brazilian Amazon." Conservation Biology Vol. 12 No. 5 (949-950), Oct. 1998.
Collins, M. The Last Rainforests: A World Conservation Atlas. Oxford University Press. New York. 1990.
Craig, J. "Ravaging of Brazil's Amazon Continues." Reuters. 1/26/98.
Diderich. "Brazil Allows Sustainable Logging by Indigenous Tribe." Reuters. 2/4/98.
Donn, J. "Report: Amazon rain forest fading." Associated Press. 4/8/99.
Environmental News Network (ENN). "Brazil Establishes World's Largest Rainforest Reserve." 10/30/97.
Environmental News Network (ENN). "Campaign Launched to Protect Brazil's Parks." 3/30/99.
Epstein, J. "For sale: creatures great and small." SF Chronicle. 10-7-99.
Fearnside, P.M. "Deforestation in Brazilian Amazonia: The Effect of Population and Land Tenure." Ambio Vol. 22 No. 8 (537-545), December 1993.
Hecht, S.B., Norgaard, R.B., and Possio, C. "The economics of cattle ranching in eastern Amazonia." Interciencia Vol. 13, 233-240. 1988.
Indian Council of Roraima (CIR). "Mortality Grows Among Yanomani." 1995.
Indian Missionary Council (CIMI). Newsletter no. 139. 5/3/95.
Institute of Socio-Economic Studies (INESC). 1995.
Inter Press Service (IPS). "Amazon Fires Worse than those in Indonesia." 10/6/97.
Inter Press Service (IPS). "Clinton Free Trade Message Endangers Amazon." 10/17/97.
Inter Press Service (IPS). "Brazil" Democracy and Technology to Save Amazon." 2/18/98.
Kaimowitz, D. "Factors Determining Low Deforestation: the Bolivian Amazon." Ambio Vol. 26 No. 8 (537-540), December 1997.
LaFranchi, Howard. "Spare the Ax, Spoil the Amazon." Christian Science Monitor. 5/14/1997.
Lewan, Todd. "Fears of a fiery Amazon nightmare-7-year study has implications for the global warming debate." Associated Press. 12/7/97.
Lehman, S. "Brazil finally releases rain forest figures." AP. 1/27/98.
Margolis, M. "Thousands of Amazon Acres Burning." Washington Post. 9/8/88.
Myers, Norman. "Deforestation Rates in Tropical Forests and Their Climatic Implications." Friends of the Earth, London. 1989.
Nishizawa, T. and J. I. Uitto, eds. (The Fragile Tropics of Latin America: Sustainable Management of Changing Environments, New York: United Nations University Press, 1995)
Osava, A. "Deforestation Rampant in Amazonia." IPS. 2/4/98.
Runyan, C. "The Worldwatch Report: Amazon Hatch Job." Environmental News Network. 6/21/99.
Schemo, Diana Jean. "Amazon Jungle Going Up in Smoke Again." New York Times. 10/13/95.
Schemo, D. J. "More Fires by Farmers Raise Threat to Amazon." New York Times. 11/2/97.
Schemo, D. J. "Brazil Moves to Strengthen Environmental Enforcement." New York Times. 1/29/98.
Schemo, D. J. "Brazilian Environmental Bill Expected to be Vetoed." New York Times. 2/11/98.
Schemo, D. J. "Brazil Says Recent Burning of Amazon is Worst Ever." New York Times. 1/27/98.
Schomberg, W. "Brazil Pledges to Save 10 Pct of Tropical Forests." Reuters. 12/4/97.
Schomberg, W. "Brazil Introduces Law to Protect Environment." Reuters. 2/13/98.
Schomberg, W. "Brazil Approves New Environmental Crimes Bill." Reuters. 1/28/98.
Schomberg, W. "Brazil Creates National Forests for Logging." Reuters. 2/3/98.
Schomberg, W. "Deforestation in Brazil Jumps in 1998." Reuters. 2/11/99.
Simons, M. "Vast Amazon Fires, Man-Made, Linked to Global Warming." New York Times. 8/12/88.
Smith, N.J.H. et al., Amazonia - Resiliency and Dynamism of the Land and its People, New York: United Nations University Press, 1995.
Tietenberg, T. Environmental and Natural Resource Economics. HarperCollins. New York. 1992.
Wilson, E.O. The Diversity of Life. Belknap Press, Cambridge, Mass. 1993.
Woodford, J. "1997, the Year the World Caught Fire." Sydney Morning Herald. 1/16/98.

Bahamas:
Varma, Ashali. Biodiversity and the Bahamas. Earthtimes. 12/12/94.

Dominican Republic:
Brothers, T.S. "Rapid Destruction of a Lowland Tropical Forest, Los Haitises, Dominican Republic." Ambio Vol. 26 No. 8 (551-552), Dec. 1997.

Colombia:
Escobar, Arturo. Colombian Gold Mining. University of Massachusetts. 5/1/95.
Faiola, D. "Andean Coca Farming Declined in '97." Washington Post. 1/18/98.
Inter Press Service (IPS). "Environment-Colombia: Garbage, Guerrillas and Animal Smugglers." 1/7/98.
LaFranchi, Howard. "Rodent's Role as Rain-Forest Protector." Christian Science Monitor. Pg. 14. 5/9/95.

Costa Rica:
Allen, V. "Costa Rica to Save Forest with Carbon Credits." Reuters. 4/24/98.
Auerbach, Jonathon D. "Journey Deep into a Rainforest." Christian Science Monitor. p. 12. 1/17/91.
Rainforest Alliance. Central American Update. 6/28/95.

French Guiana:
Miles, A. "French Guiana Sinks Deeper into Violence and Crisis." Reuters. 10/26/97.

Ecuador:
Goering, Laurie. "Rainforest Residents Sue Texaco-Drilling Left Mess in Ecuadorean Jungle." The Washington Post. 7/16/96.
Kane, Joe. Savages. Alfred A. Knoff. New York. 1996.
Native Forest Network-ENA. 5/12/96.

Guatemala:
Environmental New Service (ENN). "Guatemala may repeat Mayan History." 6/15/98.
Inter Press Service. "El Niño wreaks havoc in Central America." 5/21/98.
Scott, David Clark. "Saving the forest by changing attitudes." Christian Science Monitor. p. 10. 4/29/92.
Valle, Sergio. "Guatemalan Biosphere Reserve Under Attack by Illegal Loggers." IUCN-Guatemala. 12/7/92.

Guyana:
Bretton Woods Reform Organization (BWRO). "A Call for Accountability for Poisonous Cyanide Discharge." 8/28/95.
Christie, M. "Guyana Indians Aghast at Mining Boom." Reuters. 10/11/97.
Inter Press Service (IPS). "Guyana: Malaysian Firm Gets the Thumbs Down." 2/18/98.
Linden, Eugene. "Chain Saws invade Eden." Time Magazine: Vol. 144, No 9. 8/29/94.
Strieker, G. "Loggers Zero in on Guyana's Rain Forest." Cable News Network. 10/21/97.
World Rainforest Movement. "Guyana: Logging Freeze Starts to Melt, More Mining." 3/14/96.
World Rainforest Movement. "More Logging in Guyana." 11/28/97.

Honduras:
Reis, M.S. ITTO Country Profile - Honduras. 1998
Tropical News Bureau. 4/25/95.
Youth, H. "Green awakening in a poor country." Worldwtach. Sept/Oct 1998.

Mexico:
Chase Bank. "Political Update on Mexico." 1/13/95.
Mahler, Richard. "Political Strife Threatens Mexico's Pristine Jungles." Christian Science Monitor. 5/17/94.
Roberts, M. "Mexico nearly beats rainforest fire but damage done." Reuters. 6/9/98.

Nicaragua:
Inter Press Service (IPS). "Nicaragua-Environment: Debt Relief Needed to Save Resources." 10/10/97.
Inter Press Service (IPS). "Devastating Logging in Nicaragua." 11/10/97.

Panama:
Mitchell, J. "Water Woes: Deforestation Could Dry Up the Panama Canal." Christian Science Monitor. 10/23/97.

Paraguay:
Inter Press Service (IPS). "Mercosur Pet Project on Hold." 1/30/98.

Peru:
Arbaiza, M. ITTO Country Profile - Peru 1998.
Faiola, D. "Andean Coca Farming Declined in '97." Washington Post. 1/18/98.

Suriname:
Inter Press Service (IPS). "Suriname-Politics: Ndp Wants Holland out of Its Internal Affairs." 12/2/97.
Linden, Eugene. "Chain Saws invade Eden." Time Magazine: Vol. 144, No 9. 8/29/94.
Mittermier. Economic Crisis in Suriname threatens Ecological Eden." Christian Science Monitor. p. 18. 4/19/95.
World Rainforest Movement. "Suriname: Forest Conflicts with Miners and Loggers Reach Flashpoint." 9/15/97.
World Rainforest Movement. "Suriname Information Update." 11/5/97.

Venezuela:
AP. "Canadian Mining Company Breaks Ground on Region's Richest Gold Mine." 8/2/97.
Christie, M. "Venezuelan Indians Battle Mining Decree." Reuters. 10/8/97.
Inter Press Service (IPS). "Amazon: Indigenous Groups Oppose Infrastructure Projects." 1/19/98.
Miranda, M. et al. "All that Glitters Is Not Gold: Balancing Conservation and Development in Venezuela." World Resources Institute. 1998.
World Rainforest Movement. "Venezuela: Yanomani Biosphere Reserve Secured." 8/15/91.

 

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