13 Jul '12, 2am

5 Ways You Can Save Tropical Rainforests | Care2 Causes

5 Ways You Can Save Tropical Rainforests | Care2 Causes

The Earth’s rainforests continue to disappear at an alarming rate. Each day, an astounding 80,000 acres of rainforest are lost forever, despite international disapproval and concern. Groups like the Rainforest Action Network , the Rainforest Alliance , the Borneo Project and international programs like UN-REDD work to save global rainforests through incentive-based initiatives, education and conservation programs. Still, it’s an uphill battle that requires a long-term complex social, environmental and economic approach to win. One of the main reasons rainforests continue to be destroyed comes down to basic economics: they’re worth more (monetarily) cut down than standing, at least by today’s standards. Rainforests are also predominantly located in some of the poorest regions on Earth, leaving local populations vulnerable to corruption and foreign business advancement. Palm...

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