Article #92 Ecological Succession and Extraction

Illegal logging in some parts of the Amazon Rainforest has become so bad that Brazilian soldiers are often forced to shut down these operations when the Brazilian government doesn’t take sufficient action to do so. (Photo Credit: IBAMA via FLickr)
When clear-cutting occurs it can take forests hundreds of years to recover to their natural state. The logs were logged illegally in the Amazon Rainforest. (Photo Credit: IBAMA via Flickr)