Halting tree-felling and land clearance is not enough to save tropical rainforests without restoration programs in degraded areas, scientists say.
The tallest trees play a vital role in combating global warming by taking carbon from the atmosphere, but they are at great risk from ever-increasing droughts.
A new study shows that political will is all that is needed to stop the chainsaws and bulldozers that are destroying tropical forests and contributing to global warming.
Regarding rainfall patterns and tree growth, nobody knows for certain what climate change will bring.
A human rights group has reported an attack on the Yanomami tribe in Venezuela that has left up to 80 people dead after gold miners set fire to a communal house last month.
Terrorized by gunmen, loggers, drug traffickers and encroaching farmers, the 355 surviving members of the Amazonian Awá tribe face extinction if the Brazilian government and the international community fail to protect them from what a Brazilian judge termed "a real genocide."