James borrell is a conservation scientist and science communicator, with a particular interest in how species adapt to changing climate.

Rainforest Economics & Renaissance Art


Rainforest Economics & Renaissance Art

Sitting beside a huge cocha (oxbow lake) deep in the Peruvian Amazon one evening, I could only conclude that the folks behind illegal logging, had clearly never sat beside a cocha deep in the Peruvian Amazon.

Generally it’s not the people who actually ‘do’ the logging that are to blame, in many cases they have little choice. It’s the demand and economics of these things. We just need to learn to value these environments more intact, than in pieces of furniture. If it takes a visit to the rainforest to realize that then go, but in some cases the wise words of E. O. Wilson might suffice!

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