Did you know that in the 4 seconds it took you to read this sentence a football pitch patch of rainforest has been destroyed..
People are cutting down the rainforests in pursuit of three major resources…
In the current economy, people obviously have a need for all of these resources
But almost all experts agree that, over time, we will suffermuch more from the destruction of the rainforests than we will benefit
Why do scientists say it is vital that rainforests continue to exist?
Scientists estimate more than half the world’s animal and plant population live in rainforests
More than 1,400 varieties of tropical plants are thought to be potential cures for cancers such as AID’s and other diseases
RGANISAT I ONS AINFOREST MAZON A V E H E
STARO creates different types of projects that help us to save rainforests…
2. To prevent rural exodus (migratory patterns of peoples from rural areas into urban areas)
3. To recreate the model to all the many rural settlements that request it
A recent project involves buying stingless bees for local people to make honey, that they can sell…
This project is called BUY THE BEES. Find out how you can get involved at staro.org
T R E E S eachothers about the importance of the environment and how they can help save rainforests estoredamaged ecosystems by planting trees on land where forests have been cut down ncouragepeople to live in a way that doesn’t hurt the environment stablishparks to protect rainforest and wildlife upportcompanies that operate in ways that minimize damage to the environment
Think before you bite… Ask where your food has come from. Is it rainforest friendly?
Traveling.. Petrolis made from oil and comes from below the ground, this can cause the destruction of rainforests. Try to walkor cycleto work or school instead of driving
Recycling… Did you know that 80% of household waste is actually recyclable? Clothes, shoes, old books, phones, paper, toys and more can all help rainforests around the world if recycled
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