Caatinga ecosystem almost wholly ignored in Brazil

Mongabay: Tropical dry forests have received little conservation and research attention as compared to their rainforest cousins, leaving these ecosystems to become gravely threatened while still largely unknown to the public and scientists. A new study in's open access journal Tropical Conservation Science finds that the Caatinga, a seasonally dry tropical forest, is the least-known forest in Brazil. "In the last five decades [less than 20 percent] of the articles on tropical forest have addressed......

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