Rainforest Resources

Tambopata Reserve Society                Working with local communities to preserve one of the worlds most biodiverse areas
Rainforest Action Network                   San Francisco based organization
Rainforestweb                                        RAN Rainforest search portal
Rainforest Coalition

Read about the Rainforest

It is staggering how little there has been written on the Rainforests of the world considering how important they are. I have scavanged a number of books, a number of which I have given away, because they are so hard to come by- particularly in countries that have Rainforests.

Tropical Rainforest References

Henry Walter Bates "The Naturalist on the River Amazonas" - The author recounts his experiences collecting species throughout the Amazon Basin. It is remerkable in its contrasts - so much has changed since 1848, and so many scenes are still being played out on the river banks of the amazon today.
Adrian Forsyth and Ken Miyata  "Tropical Nature" - covers a broad range of tropical biology organized by themes. Includes the infamous account of "Jerry's Maggot"
Mark Plotkin  "Tales of a Shaman's Apprentice" - Ethnobotany and anthropology in the Amazon Basin
Norman Myers "The Primary Source" (1984) Thoroughly discusses the importance of the worlds rainforests - has not aged
Susanna Hecht and Alexander Cockburn " The Fate of the Forest"  The History of Humans in the Amazon Rainforest, with a Brazilian perspective
Claude-Levi Strauss "Tristes Tropiques" Anthropology of the Brazilian Amazon, translated from the original French
T.C. Whitmore "An Introduction to Tropical Rainforests" Undergraduate textbook
Louise Emmons "Neotropical Rainforest Mammals" The Field Guide, mainly for the purposes of field identification, second edition, a great pity that it has the same illustrations as the first edition
James Duke and Rodolfo Vasquez "Amazonian Ethnobotanical Dictionary" Stunningly simple but accurate illustrations by Vasquez