In 1996, an expedition team led by the Polish adventurer Jacek Palkiewicz confirmed the source of the Amazon River at the foot of Mount Quehuisha in the Peruvian Andes. Today, Jacek Palkiewicz is an Ambassador of the Masurian Lake District, one of the 28 Official Finalists in the New7Wonders of…
First, the good news: The world's tropical forests are being better managed today than five years ago. That's according to a report by the International Tropical Timber Organisation , a pro-sustainable use group whose 60 member countries account for 90 percent of the global timber trade.
The "Status of Tropical Forest…
The law establishes 11 new rights for nature. They include: the right to life and to exist; the right to pure water and clean air; the right to balance; the right not to be polluted; and the right to not have cellular structure modified or genetically altered.
The United Nations has declared 2011 the International Year of Forests to strengthen the management and conservation of all types of forests for the benefit of current and future generations. This is good news for many New7Wonders of Nature finalists.
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