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Topic: Habitat Loss
Habitat Loss-Cloud Forest and Spiny-headed Treefrog

Cloud forests are tropical montane ecosystems that are regularly shrouded within a cloud. Because of their small size and fragmented nature, they share many characteristics with island ecosystems, including high rates of plant and animal speciation and endemism. With the advance of climate change, the weather patterns that form cloud forests are expected to shift, with an attendant loss of biodiversity and possible total extinction of many of these forests.

Carel Pieter Brest van Kempen    Utah, USA

Title:   Instant of Opportunity--Spiny-headed Treefrog & Emerald Toucanets

Species:  Spiny-headed Treefrog (Anotheca spinosa)  Emerald Toucanets  (Aulacorhynchus prasinus)
Date:   1995
Medium:   Acrylic
Dimensions:   56cm x 76cm (22" x 30")
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