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Cracking up? Brazil nuts under threat

Forest giants
  • 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

Forest giants

Brazil nut trees have a unique reproductive system, which requires the presence of large bees to transport pollen from one tree to another. As a result, these Amazonian giants only thrive in natural forests, and when trees are cut down around them, they no longer produce.

picture credit: © Marco Simola/CIFOR



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