INDIGENOUS PEOPLE

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 !

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