Rainforests

  1. Jungles

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    Video caption: David Attenborough's natural history series looks at tropical rainforests.

    David Attenborough's natural history series. This episode looks at the tropical rainforests, which are home to a staggering 50 per cent of the world's species.

  2. Congo

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    Video caption: A look at how animals stand up and fight for their patch in the Congo.

    David Attenborough's breathtaking journey through Africa. In the Congo, animals must stand up and fight for their patch, and head off stiff competition.

  3. DR Congo on shortlist for losing most primary forest

    Man cutting down a tree in DRC
    Image caption: The Congo Basin is the second biggest rainforest in the world

    The Democratic Republic of Congo has been named as one of the countries which lost the most primary rainforest in the world in 2019.

    The DR Congo lost 475,000 hectares of forest, second only to Brazil, which lost more than a million hectares of forest in the Amazon, according to Global Forest Watch.

    The report said that most of the primary forest loss in the DR Congo "still appears to be in cyclical agriculture areas which typically feed local populations, but there is emerging evidence that some may be tied to large-scale commercial logging, mining and plantations".

    The country houses part of the huge Congo Basin which includes the precious primary - or virgin - rainforest.

    These extremely old tress hold huge stores of carbon locked away which is released into the atmosphere when they are burned.

  4. Tiny daddy day care

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    Video caption: A day in the life of the tiny golden-headed lion tamarin, where Dad is on day care!
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    Video caption: Amazon fires: The volunteer firefighters battling to save Brazil’s rainforest

    A band of volunteer firefighters are on a mission to stop their stretch of Brazil’s Amazon rainforest from going up in flames.

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    Video caption: The man who stopped a mega-dam and saved Borneo's rainforest

    Peter Kallang has been awarded a top environmental prize for leading a successful campaign to stop a mega-dam being built in Borneo's rainforest.

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    Video caption: Rainforest fires trigger smog alerts in Indonesia and Malaysia

    Indonesia and Malaysia issue severe smog alerts as fires rage in large sections of their rainforests.