Although the Amazon rainforest is disappearing at an alarming rate, a few projects are underway to develop sustainable logging techniques and replant denuded areas. Brazil’s Institute of Man and the Amazon Environment is studying reduced-impact logging and developing techniques to remove older trees without damaging younger ones and without cutting into profits. For its part, the Rio do Norte mining company is replanting rainforest land that it cleared for its mining operations with native species, and much wildlife is returning, though scientists note that about 5 percent of the original species are lost in the interim.