Raging fires in the Amazon rainforest, also known as the lungs of the earth, are triggering global concern. The Amazon rainforest is the largest of its kind in the world and earth’s most biodiverse region and the forest fires are threatening millions of species of plants and animals and people in the area.
The Amazon rainforest, also called the lungs of the earth, hosts the most biologically diverse ecosystem on the planet.
As the world’s largest tropical forest that takes up 50% of rainforests and 20% of forests worldwide, it plays a crucial role in keeping the earth’s carbon dioxide levels in check. The Amazon rainforest has a great biodiversity that is critical for the globe. Without forests to stabilize the climate and regulate ecosystems, we cannot save the world from global warming.
Can You Hear Nature’s Cry for Help?
Forests are the source of life. They are essential for life on earth and one of the planet’s greatest natural resources. This is why sustainable forestry is essential to a better life for the species and people who live in them or depend on them for their livelihoods.
Deforestation has surged rapidly in 2019. The disappearance of forests is threatening more lives than we can imagine and human activity is mostly to blame. According to the Global Assessment Report by the Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES), one million animal and plant species are at risk of extinction, many within decades. They are being ripped apart from their homes and slowly vanishing. Before we come to our senses, we will already be waking up to the nightmare that is climate change. As the planet becomes eerily silent, it will be heading for the point of no return.
Human race accounts for just 0.01% of life but has eradicated most other living things. Humans take the earth’s resources for granted and destroy forests for our own selfish needs. Without other life on earth, human race will not be able to survive. We are not the only species on the planet. Earth is our home.
Forests are the cradle of life
If Forests Could Speak, What Would It Tell Us?
“Forests aren’t simply collections of trees. They’re complex systems with hubs and networks that overlap and connect trees and allow them to communicate, and they provide avenues for feedbacks and adaptation. And this makes the forest resilient.” – ecologist Suzanne Simard.
Forests are the source of life and they affect all the species and people who live in them or depend on them for their livelihoods.
“When we walk through the forests, what we see as human beings are beautiful trees growing out of the ground,” Simard said. But have we ever closed our eyes to listen to the sounds of the forest? The sounds of leaves rustling as the wind blows and birds chirping merrily everywhere. Those are the sounds of life. Forests are not just therapeutic for the mind and soul but also a world where life converses and connects without words. Away from human-centered cities, forests are like a serene getaway, a completely different world filled with precious sounds of nature.
Keeping the Natural Melody of Nature Playing
If forests disappear off the face of the earth, there will be no more green lands and ecosystems will be destroyed. We will never hear the beautiful melody of nature again. What can we do as global citizens? Close our eyes and listen…nature is sending us a message, sounds that are filled with vitality. The only way to conserve our forests is to apply sustainable forest management practices.
O’right has helped reduced 159,984 kg of carbon emissions by planting trees
This marks our ninth year of taking action to protect the forests since we first walked into the woods and planted our first tree in 2011. What was once a small seedling has now grown to become a tall tree, surrounded by a family of trees. As the world is hit with wildfires like never before, we can no longer stay silent. We engage everyone in collaborative action to advance forest restoration and preserving nature sounds. As long as trees don’t disappear, life will continue.