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Saru

Panama rainforest home to 25,000 species

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The San Lorenzo forest is estimated to be home to as many as 6,000 species of insect per acre of trees.

A sweeping census involving more than 100 scientists and lasting almost a decade has estimated that Panama’s San Lorenzo forest is home to an estimated 25,246 arthropod species.

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King Fluffs

6,000 species per acre?

Damn, that's quite alot.

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LiveForTomorrow

Just arthropods too. Painstaking research. Seems like a healthy ecosystem to me, good reason to preserve this forest!

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CuriousGreek

We must protect this ecosystem!!!

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CRIPTIC CHAMELEON

Wow that's a lot of insects anyway now that they done their survey they can get to chopping the trees down to make way for cattle so Maca's can sell a hamburger because that's what the world needs more fast fatty food F@#K the flora & fauna we don't need that noooo . :cry:

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ancient astronaut

Absolutely Amazing!!!!!!

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UFO_Monster

A lot of bugs are in that rainforest. It makes you realize how little we still now about life on our planet.

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Emin

Yes, the insects alone are enough to overwhelm. Splendid is the panama.

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