01 Jul '18, 12pm

How You Can Protect Forests and Wildlife From the Comfort of Your Couch

How You Can Protect Forests and Wildlife From the Comfort of Your Couch

Deforestation and forest degradation are devastating our planet. Currently 13 million hectares of tropical forest are cut down each year– that's an area the size of England– and these forests are home to some of the world's most endangered species . At current rates, habitat loss will drive many species of tigers, elephants, orangutans and numerous other plants and animals to extinction. Not to mention, deforestation accounts for about 12 percent of greenhouse gas emissions caused by human activity; protecting forests is essential to halting and moderating the effects of Global Climate Change. This destruction is more than just statistics. Take for example, the orangutan. All three species of orangutan (Pongo abelii , Pongo pygmaeus and Pongo tapanuliensis ) are known for their intelligence and advanced maternal care, and all three are listed as Critically Endangered by th...

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