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RE: Primary Rainforest in Africa.

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Posted by: shawnheflick at Tue May 5 13:30:42 2009  [ Report Abuse ] [ Email Message ] [ Show All Posts by shawnheflick ]  
   

Hey Paul.

Nice pics and beautiful forest, but it is not primary. Primary is more technically based on a % sunlight through canopy ratio coupled with the lack of historic disturbance. You wouldn't typically see banana and "colonizing" species in true primary or the thick understory growth characterized in the photo. It appears that the area has been harvested for firewood/buidling material at some point and reestablished. But many people do call "tall treed" forest "primary" on a common basis, so I understand the confusion.

Again, great pics!


Shawn K. Heflick, MS
President
Conservation Rainforest Trust


   

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