There is hardly a more beautiful sight to be seen than a group of bright red scarlet macaws flying at a speed of 35 miles per hour. Or, a more spectacular experience than running into a clever troop of white face capuchin monkeys actively searching through the vast forest canopy for fruits to eat.

photo M. Noonan

Or, a more exciting scene to observe than a basilisk lizard gracefully running on the surface of a creek that connects to a giant waterfall.

These are just three examples of the estimated one million species that find their homes only in the beautiful tropical rainforests. These living organisms will become extinct, along with their beauty and mystery, if their homes are destroyed through tropical deforestation.

photo M. Noonan


CAC is a program of the Institute for the Study of Human-Animal Relations at Canisius College in Buffalo, NY.