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Keeping Up With The Defenders

News and notes from the forest

Oncilla (Wadnpi)

Oncilla (Wadnpi)

Discover the wildlife of amazon rainforest! Oncilla (Wadnpi) Indigenous names: Wadnpi; Yonalu; Matsontsori Ityaniani Where they are commonly seen: In the summers, the oncillas are always near the beaches, but they usually appear in the night; In the...

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The Disappearing Languages of Indigenous Peoples

The Disappearing Languages of Indigenous Peoples

There are approximately 7,000 languages in the world today. The top 10 languages have more than one hundred million native speakers: Chinese, Spanish, English, Arabic, Hindi, Bengali, Portuguese, Russian, Japanese, and Lahnda. But on the other end of the spectrum there are 1,955 languages have no more than 1,000 speakers, and 144 languages that have just under 10 native speakers.

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Heritage Montessori Saves 300 Acres!

Heritage Montessori Saves 300 Acres!

KIDS REALLY CAN MAKE A DIFFERENCE! Students at Heritage Montessori in California have been learning about the rainforest and  fundraising for us for several years. Learning. If people don't know how important the rainforest is, they won't want to protect it. But kids...

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