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My favorite

My favorite - The rainforest

Rainforests are home to many animals, plants, and to Andrew Tilker. The charismatic biologist says he could spend ten lifetimes exploring the jungle.

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Two thirds of all plants and animals live in forests. But biologist Andrew Tilker has a clear favorite: the rainforest. He says he could spend ten lifetimes exploring it.

About "My favorite"

With all the talk of endangered species, the value of biodiversity and the usefulness of ecosystems, we sometimes forget why plants and animals are really worth protecting: because we love them, or depend on them for our own wellbeing. People from all walks of life and in all parts of the world have a favorite species. The reasons are many - perhaps because it is beautiful, or fascinating, or it helps them secure a livelihood. Meet some of these people and their favorites in our series "My favorite."

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