Tropical rainforests have been called the “jewels of the Earth” and the “world’s largest pharmacy“. Over one quarter of natural medicines have been discovered there. Rainforests are also responsible for 28% of the world’s oxygen turnover.
I chose to highlight rainforest conservation first as part of our Home Project Campaign. I probably don’t have to go over the many reasons why we need to rescue and resuscitate the world’s rainforests. Rainforests represent a store of living and breathing renewable natural resources that have contributed a wealth of resources for the survival and well-being of humankind. But humankind is also putting pressure on delicate ecosystems and they are suffering. Consumption of everything on the planet has risen at a cost to our very life forces.