THE CEDAR OF LEBANON, MILLENNIAL WITNESS OF THE DESERTIZATION OF THE EARTH.

By Jerzy Strzelecki

"If we do not do anything to avoid it, in 10 years not a single tree will remain."

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SACRED GROVE

(Versión española AQUÍ) A sacred grove or sacred woods are any grove of trees of special religious importance to a particular culture. Sacred groves feature in various cultures throughout the world. They were important features of the mythological landscape and cult practice of Celtic, Baltic, Germanic, ancient Greek, Near Eastern, Roman, and Slavic polytheism, and …

CLOUD FORESTS. BOTANICAL TREASURES

(Versión española AQUÍ) (Excerpt from Wikipedia article Cloud Forest.) A cloud forest, also called a fog forest, is a generally tropical or subtropical, evergreen, montane, moist forest characterized by a persistent, frequent or seasonal low-level cloud cover, usually at the canopy level. Cloud forests often exhibit an abundance of mosses covering the ground and vegetation, …

MEXICO MEGA-DIVERSE

(Versión española aquí) Mexico is considered a "mega-diverse" country, as part of the select group of nations possessing the greatest number and variety of animals and plants, almost 70% of global species diversity. For some authors, the group comprises 12 countries: Mexico, Colombia, Ecuador, Peru, Brazil, Congo, Madagascar, China, India, Malaysia, Indonesia and Australia. Other, …

Terror, transición, refugio : los bosques en la literatura occidental

Las tradiciones occidentales suelen presentar los bosques como lugares inhóspitos, de los que el hombre debe tener miedo porque en ellos viven seres fantásticos y terroríficos. El aventurarse en el bosque constituye una experiencia peligrosísima, muchas veces mortal. Sin embargo, esta visión derivada de los cuentos de hadas y de las leyendas más antiguas, no …