Regrowing the rainforest
"I'm surprised ... We're getting an impressive growth of new forest species."
- Carl Leopold, project official
Rainforests of Costa Rica - Half a century after most of Costa Rica's rainforests were cut down, researchers from the Boyce Thompson Institute took on a project that many thought was impossible - restoring a tropical rainforest ecosystem.
After only ten years, plots that began with a few species are now lush forests of hundreds.