Every day an extension of rain forest equivalent to 36,000 football fields disappears in the world. Each year 13 million hectares of forest and rain forest are lost. At this rate, the forests will disappear by the end of the century.
Further: the rain forest are the largest source of biodiversity. If deforestation continues, thousands of species, animals and plants will be lost forever. More than three quarters of accessible fresh water zones come from uptake zones in forests, hence the worsening of water quality when the forest condition deteriorates. Forests provide protection from flooding, erosion and natural disasters. They provide non-timber goods as well as timber goods. Forests are a source of natural medicines and healing elements not yet discovered. Forests and the rain forest are the lungs of the atmosphere. 18% of all emissions of greenhouse gases occurring in the world are caused by deforestation.
It is essential to stop the destruction of our Mother Earth.
Currently, during climate change negotiations everyone recognizes that it is essential to avoid deforestation and degradation of the forest. We are organizing the first delegation of this kind to visit the rain forest in Northern Bolivia, to start the evaluation and cost for the reforestation. The activist caravan is a call to action for reforestation in the Amazon, for more information visit us on Facebook page.
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