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Illegal logger turned forest champion — with help from hummingbirds

By Cassandra Kane

January 5, 2016
For Norbil Becerra, destroying forests was a necessary evil — until the day he saw a hummingbird.
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15 Newly Discovered Birds Showcase Uniqueness of Amazonia

By Dr. Jose Maria Cardoso da Silva

July 22, 2013
New bird species are not easy to discover — but in places like Amazonia, surprises can happen.
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Coffee Farmers Become Citizen Scientists in Southern Mexico

By Jennifer Lowry

February 10, 2012
As a result of their newfound bird knowledge, farmers are leaving more trees standing on their coffee farms.
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