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Cracking up? Brazil nuts under threat

Counting cocos
  • 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

Counting cocos

By counting each fruit that falls (called cocos in Peru) and weighing the nuts inside, the scientists aim to measure whether logging near Brazil nut trees affects how much they produce. "The aim of this research is to inform the debate in a scientifically sound manner," says Manuel Guariguata, a senior CIFOR scientist.

picture credit: © Marco Simola/CIFOR

 

 

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