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By Kim Henderson

ISBN-10: 1893910954

ISBN-13: 9781893910959

Despite some of the best conservation and environmental policy-making efforts, at the very least 80,000 acres of tropical rainforest disappear every day. If motion isn't really taken now, specialists estimate that the world's rainforests will typically disappear inside 50 years. at the moment, the destruction of tropical forests is accountable for 17 percentage of synthetic carbon emissions—more than what comes from all of the world's automobiles, airplanes and ships mixed! Tropical rainforests desire our help—and that is the place 50 uncomplicated Steps to save lots of the World's Rainforests is available in. the way forward for the world's rainforests lies to a wide volume within the collective palms of customers and the way they store, for the reason that call for is what fuels the forces using deforestation—agriculture, logging, and source extraction. throughout the 50-step trip, you are going to find out how, as a shopper, you could unwittingly help rainforest destruction and extra importantly, accurately how one can make various offerings that aid save...

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But in order to do so, we must know exactly what is driving deforestation. THE DRIVERS OF DEFORESTATION Despite increased awareness and Herculean efforts on the part of conservation groups, environmental policy makers and activists, the world’s tropical rainforests continue to slip away each day. com. What’s driving the deforestation? Subsistence farming is the largest driver, followed closely by cattle ranching, commercial agriculture and logging. A small percentage of deforestation is driven by oil drilling, metal extraction and other activities.

But before we get started, let’s take a look at where the remaining tropical rainforests are located, why saving them is vital to the planet and the survival of mankind, and what forces are destroying them. WHERE ARE THE TROPICAL RAINFORESTS LOCATED? Tropical rainforests are located between the Tropics of Cancer and Capricorn in the world’s equatorial regions and are found in Mexico, Central America, South America, West Africa, tropical Asia, the tropical Pacific Islands and Australia. About one-third of the world’s tropical forest is found in the Amazon, the largest rainforest on Earth.

At a crossroads in my life, I felt the rainforest was telling me that much more life was ahead—and it would be more beautiful and richer than I could ever imagine. The rainforest awakened something in me, a strength or power that I had not felt in many years. That evening, I received a gift. The following morning, I sleepily lingered in bed, gazing out at a tall tree with several oropendolas making a ruckus. Blackish/brownish colored birds with a flash of yellow feathers on their undersides, the oropendolas were perched on several branches, and each one did a mock dive forward as it made a distinctive call.

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