The Sixth Extinction - Chapters IX - X Summary & Analysis

Elizabeth Kolbert
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Reserve 1202 in Brazil could be compared to an island in the center of the Amazon. The foliage there is so dense that it can seem like night in the day time. The reserve is 25 acres of pristine rain forest. Reserve 1202 is part of an archipelago of Amazonian islands which together are the longest running experiment in the world which is named the Biological Dynamics of Forest Fragments Project or BDFFP. Researchers from all over the world come to the reserves.

There are fifty million miles of land on the planet that are ice free. Man has transformed half of this land by converting it to farmland and building cities. Wildlands are those areas that are largely untouched by man which represents eleven million square miles. Still, there are things like pipelines and hydroelectric plants that intrude on these lands. Reserve 1202 represents...

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