“At first, I thought I was fighting to save rubber trees, then I thought I was fighting to save the Amazon rainforest. Now I realize I am fighting for humanity.” - Chico Mendes, Brazilian environmentalist July 28 is World Nature Conservation Day. In honor of this, we're happy … [Read more...] about 5 ways to save rainforests and the world every day
Rainforest destruction is happening at an alarming rate around the world, but new research indicates that once these clear cut lands are abandoned, tropical forests can re-establish themselves remarkably quickly. Researchers from Wageningen University and Research in the … [Read more...] about Study: Secondary forest sites are remarkably resilient
If you have been following the news about the fires in the Amazon, chances are you have heard the statistic that 20 percent of our oxygen comes from the Amazon Rainforest. Added to this observation, often in the conventional news media, is a panic-inducing statement that the … [Read more...] about The Amazon fires are disastrous, but not to our oxygen supply. Here’s why.
For all of us keeping an eye on the horrific fires that are burning down large swaths of the Amazon rainforest, it’s easy to feel absolutely powerless. After all, there’s basically no way to stop the fires yourself without hopping on a plane and flying to Brazil with a firehose. … [Read more...] about 9 ways you can help the Amazon rainforest during the fires and beyond
There is only one place in the world where orangutan, rhinos, elephants, and tigers still co-exist in the wild. Environmental activist Farwiza Farhan is fighting to protect this last wilderness, Sumatra's Leuser Ecosystem. … [Read more...] about One woman’s fight to save rainforest