how can we stop the destruction
of the rainforest.
deforestation goes mainly on in poor countries that chop down
the trees to make money, they
will stop logging if they earn more by leaving the forests alone.
The only way to do
that is to pay
countries for saving their rainforests. The money would come from
rich, industrialised countries.
payment would need to be larger than what these countries earn by
chopping the forests down.
been estimated that
up to US$35 billion
would be needed over the next five years. It sounds like a lot of
money, but the estimated benefits from halving deforestation - US$ 3.5 trillion -
is a much bigger number.
But you and me can help too!
If everyone cut down
buying rainforest products
and was looking for "Forest Friendly" and other similar logos on
products they buy, the demand of rainforest trees would decrease. You
can also support
conservation organisations by becoming a member and making
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