A handful of people are defending most of Earth’s biodiversity. Our survival depends on their strength and resilience. Instead of helping these people, our governments collaborate with regimes who are more than willing to infringe upon their rights and destroy their forests. Of course, let’s not forget this isn’t happening just in Brazil, Congo, Indonesia etc. it’s also happening in the US and Canada… If we manage to destroy them, we are certainly going to destroy ourselves. 

When we talk about growth and economic development we rarely hear about the ecosystem services that healthy forests provide us. Water is just one aspect. Living ecosystems provide us with tremendous economic value, they give us oxygen, climate stability, food, they prevent soil erosion, flooding etc. They are often worth much more alive, than the resources that we can extract from their destruction. Protecting the forests is not just a matter of values or aesthetics, its a long-term investment. Help me spread the word !


3 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Prejila
    May 19, 2022 @ 14:05:29

    Wonderful. Nice post



  2. Ashley
    May 19, 2022 @ 18:12:28

    It is UNBELIEVABLE that politicians, our world leaders, cannot see what’s coming down the road! I think most of them are SHORT-SIGHTED and only see as far as their next summit, their next free meal!


  3. abvr
    May 20, 2022 @ 08:29:41

    What a beautiful post.
    I am in awe of your expression
    In fighting for their own inheritance and legacy, their very dignity, they are helping us.
    That is such a powerful statement, now if only government and business can see the wood for the tree.
    That we have it within us to develop new ways of working and building cleaner industries.
    I believe the best mindset to grow people and business and to make the system of capitalism more attractive and wholesome is through a developmental mindset.


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