Miniature Forests of Cape Horn: Ecotourism with a Hand Lens = Los Bosques en Miniatura del Cabo de Hornos: Ecoturismo con Lupa

Miniature Forests of Cape Horn: Ecotourism with a Hand Lens = Los Bosques en Miniatura del Cabo de Hornos: Ecoturismo con Lupa

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Date: April 15, 2012
Creator: Goffinet, Bernard
Description: In the humid forests of Cape Horn, a single tree can host more than 100 species of little epiphyte plants. The floor of the forest and the rocks are also covered by numerous species of liverworts, mosses, and lichens. The decision to stop at a tree or rock and explore these “miniature forests” generates an authentic ecotourism experience. In a small area we can spend several minutes or hours with a magnifying glass or camera discovering the colors, shapes, and textures of the most diverse organisms of Cape Horn. This guidebook enhances exploration by providing information to understand the architecture, life cycles, and identification of taxonomic groups of the organisms that form them. For example, when viewing a yellow orange organism, the full color pictures and text in the guidebook illustrate that what you are viewing on the inter-tidal rocks is a crustose lichen, with a well-defined circular structure belonging to the genus Caloplaca that enjoys a broad distribution in inter-tidal zones of Arctic and Antarctic areas. The authors of this guidebook also provide a novel twist on other, more traditional field guides to bryophytes and lichens by introducing the innovative, sustainable tourism activity of “ecotourism with a hand lens.” ...
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Our Planet, Special Issue : Caribbean Environment Programme

Our Planet, Special Issue : Caribbean Environment Programme

Date: 2006
Creator: Lean, Geoffrey
Description: Our Planet is a periodical magazine published by the United Nations Environment Programme. This issue is devoted to environmental factors in the Caribbean Sea, and international policies and agreements between Caribbean nations to mitigate and manage common problems.
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Tunza: The UNEP Magazine for Youth, Volume 3, Number 1, 2006

Tunza: The UNEP Magazine for Youth, Volume 3, Number 1, 2006

Date: 2006
Creator: Lean, Geoffrey
Description: Tunza is a magazine published by the UN Environment Programme about environmental issues from a youth perspective. This issue is about biodiversity.
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Ecological theory and values in the determination of conservation goals: examples from temperate regions of Germany, United States of America, and Chile

Ecological theory and values in the determination of conservation goals: examples from temperate regions of Germany, United States of America, and Chile

Date: 2004
Creator: Jax, Kurt, 1958- & Rozzi, Ricardo, 1960-
Description: This article discusses ecological theory and values in the determination of conservation goals, as well as the interdisciplinary and interagency cooperation required for the success of conservation work.
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Comentario: Archipiélago Patagónico. La última frontera

Comentario: Archipiélago Patagónico. La última frontera

Date: 2005
Creator: Rozzi, Ricardo, 1960-
Description: This article offers comment by the author on the Patagonian Archipelago as the Final Frontier, as written about in a book by Matthew B. Martinic titled, 'Patagonia Archipelago. The Final Frontier.
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