Happy World Rainforest Day 2019! Ten little treats for you.
On June 22 2019, people and organisations around the world will take the time to celebrate World Rainforest Day. Whether to recognise the vital role these environments have as the ‘Lungs of the World’ producing oxygen, the medicines and materials derived from rainforest plants, or to celebrate the amazing biodiversity - much more than jaguars, orangutans and frogs. There is great cause today to learn and to contribute to their continued and improved protection - calls to action below.
As a little something for you this World Rainforest Day, Why Conserve founder, Nathan has today released 10 short video clips from the rainforest, filmed in Costa Rica, Central America, in a place with phenomenal life. Rivers, snakes, ants - and of course, frogs! Daytime, nighttime, life is abundant around the clock. Animals and plants are so well adapted to this unique and very special habitat, as you will see from camouflage, colouration and behaviours. Oh, and it’s not always raining… but when it rains, it POURS! :)
Watch all the videos on YouTube - check out this stunning secret waterfall first here.
p.s., you may have heard that a lot of rainforest has been cut down. One of the biggest reasons for the cutting is clearance for animal agriculture and livestock grazing. Considering that cows produce a lot of methane (a greenhouse gas far more problematic than carbon dioxide), this deforestation also means a switch from trees which absorb greenhouse gases to a landuse which produces them. That’s why the call to action below is a pledge of ‘Less Meat. More Rainforest.’ Makes sense. Simple enough. :)
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