An article in the New York Times details the discussion about tropical “secondary” forests, that is, rainforest growing on land that had been cleared for agriculture or logging that is reverting to nature.  Are such second-growth rainforests a replacement for rainforest still being logged or is it less valuable in terms of species diversity?

Written by Corey
Corey is a New Yorker who lived most of his life in upstate New York but has lived in Queens since 2008. He's only been birding since 2005 but has garnered a respectable life list by birding whenever he wasn't working as a union representative or spending time with his family. He lives in Forest Hills with Daisy and Desmond Shearwater. His bird photographs have appeared on the Today Show, in Birding, Living Bird Magazine, Bird Watcher's Digest, and many other fine publications. He is also the author of the American Birding Association Field Guide to the Birds of New York.