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Prevent Disease With Trees

From: Pat Maxwell
Series: November 2011 - Isla Earth Radio Series
Length: 01:30

What does rain forest conservation have to do with preventing malaria? In the Amazon rainforest, the means to these two ends are virtually one in the same. Read the full description.

Isla_earth_inlay What does rain forest conservation have to do with preventing malaria? In the Amazon rainforest, the means to these two ends are virtually one in the same. Scientists found that in the Peruvian Amazon, a mosquito that carries malaria likes to live and breed in areas where a good chunk of the forest has been cut down. And when farmland or shrubs replace the trees, the buzzing pest does a lot more biting...

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What does rain forest conservation have to do with preventing malaria? In the Amazon rainforest, the means to these two ends are virtually one in the same. Scientists found that in the Peruvian Amazon, a mosquito that carries malaria likes to live and breed in areas where a good chunk of the forest has been cut down. And when farmland or shrubs replace the trees, the buzzing pest does a lot more biting...

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