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Protection of the rainforest

The Amazon rainforest, Earth's largest rainforest and hummingbird habitat, lost a total of 7989 square kilometers of rainforest between August 2015 and July 2016. The biggest threat is the mostly illegal destruction by the creation of pasture and agricultural land, logging, mining and the construction of rivers. This destroys the habitat of overwhelming biodiversity.

The rainforest has a fantastic ability: it can absorb huge amounts of the greenhouse gas carbon dioxide (CO2) and store the carbon (C) it contains in its plants and in the soil. This process stores as much carbon as released in about ten years all over the world! The rainforest thus reduces the global emissions of greenhouse gases. But the destruction of the rainforest could not only affect the climate in South America, but throughout the world. In addition, only the Amazon rainforest binds 12% of the world's freshwater reserves.

We want to protect the rainforest and its wonderful nature. That's why we support the WWF and donate a part of our sales.

 

More information:

 

https://www.worldwildlife.org/initiatives/forests