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July 27, 2009: Wetlands connections: Amazonia-Belarus

Field work Mastura, Fabio, Nicholas What do the Amazon and Belarus have in common? We are all in the same biosphere! Great, but that's not all ... because despite the distances we have some similarities. In the coming days I will participate as a volunteer in the Earthwatch scientific expedition "Belarus Wetlands," a study of the botanical diversity of unique humid areas in this region of the planet. It is good to know about them before they disappear (not to seem catastrophic) ... and that's where the similarity to the Amazon begins. Both regions have unique environmental wealth and suffer intense pressure from land development interests and human settlers. As a Brazilian, I'm excited about the opportunity to be part of this team, led by Dr. Natalia Zeliankevich, and learn a little more about this story and what it says about wetlands in my ownThe team except me  country. In the final stage of preparations, in the coming days I will report on this daily "wet" mission. I hope you can follow us.
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