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Cracking up? Brazil nuts under threat

Survival strategy
  • Forest giants
  • Gathering nuts - and more
  • Green concerns
  • Survival strategy
  • Measuring impact
  • Logging danger?
  • Counting cocos
  • Knowledge gap
  • Choosing the right direction
  • Securing the future

Survival strategy

Castañeros believe small amounts of timber can be harvested without affecting Brazil nut production, and that the extra income generated is vital to their survival. "We only cut trees that are far away from the Brazil nut trees," says Felicitas Ramirez Surco. "If we obey the law, I don't think there's a problem."

picture credit: © Marco Simola/CIFOR



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