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By Kim Henderson

Despite the superior conservation and environmental policy-making efforts, not less than 80,000 acres of tropical rainforest disappear on a daily basis. If motion isn't taken now, specialists estimate that the world's rainforests will typically disappear inside 50 years. presently, the destruction of tropical forests is answerable for 17 percentage of synthetic carbon emissions—more than what comes from the entire world's automobiles, airplanes and ships mixed! Tropical rainforests want our help—and that is the place 50 easy Steps to avoid wasting the World's Rainforests is available in. the way forward for the world's rainforests lies to a wide volume within the collective arms of shoppers and the way they store, considering call for is what fuels the forces riding deforestation—agriculture, logging, and source extraction. in the course of the 50-step trip, you are going to learn the way, as a shopper, you could unwittingly aid rainforest destruction and extra importantly, accurately how one can make varied offerings that support save...

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The balance of the world’s rainforests are scattered across the globe in tropical regions. WHY SHOULD WE SAVE THE RAINFORESTS? There are many good reasons to save tropical rainforests. Here are the ones that are most critical to our survival. Biodiversity Tropical rainforests are literally overflowing with life and biodiversity. Twelve hours of intense sunlight daily and 80 inches or more of rain each year infuse the jungle with energy, making it the most biodiverse ecosystem, containing a whopping 50 percent of all the plants and animals on Earth.

Thank you to my brother PauL and his wife Robin and my sisters Ananda, LesLie and Lorna for beLieving in me. A speciaL thank you to my stepmother Mary Katharine for her genuine enthusiasm and support, and to my stepsibLings BiLLy, Vicki and Gretchen. And thank you to Mark Henderson, for giving me extra time when I needed it. Tell a Friend Index About the Author FOREWORD For centuries, explorers and treasure hunters have been drawn to the world’s rainforests in search of wealth and fame. The allure of the rainforest’s secrets has pulled thousands into the jungle to try to break the code of its many marvels and unravel its mysteries.

The nuts are harvested by women and children in the Maya Biosphere Reserve, which encompasses 5 million hectares in northeastern Guatemala, southeastern Mexico and western Belize. The nuts are gathered after they fall 120 feet from the ramón tree. Teeccino donates to the Alimentos Nutri-Naturales—a Guatemalen women’s group that helps women by teaching them to harvest and prepare ramón nuts for consumption. Ramón trees are an essential part of the upper forest canopy in Central American rainforests.

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