Amazon River Basin covers more than 7 million square kilometres in South America, making it the largest in the world.
Biopiracy is a term used to describe using the knowledge of the native people in developing countries to discover compounds for use in developed countries.
The butterfly effect is a term used to describe the idea within chaos theory called sensitive dependence on initial conditions.
Darwinism is a term used to describe how Darwin’s (1809-1882) work influenced biology as well as philosophy as a whole and even economics and politics. His most well-known works include “the origin of species employing natural selection” in which it revolutionised our understanding of life on earth.
Endangered forests are the most valuable forests on the globe, forests that would be irreparably harmed by industrial resource extraction. In practical terms, this means these forests are “no go” and “no buy” woods.
Evapotranspiration is the term used to describe two processes in the hydrologic cycle (see below); Water loss from the soil-plant system, through soil evaporation and plant transpiration, is the sum of the methods.
Glucose is a simple sugar, or monosaccharide, formula C6H12O6. This six-carbon carbohydrate is the main source of energy for animals and plants.
Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and Degradation (REDD) set up by the UNDP, REDD is a multi-donor trust fund, pooling resources to create a financial value for the carbon stored in the rainforest.