Rainforest is home to 50% of the world’s biodiversity.
From birds of paradise to tiny frogs to macaque monkeys, we love to see it. But beyond the beauty and wonder, we must acknowledge that protecting biodiversity is the key to the health of our planet, and it doesn’t stop at wildlife.
Biodiversity is just as crucial to life on Earth as the sun, water and air. Each tree, plant, insect, bird, mammal, reptile and insect, and even fungi, exist as part of a delicate ecosystem. All highly dependent on each other to create a healthy climate and a continuation of life.
All integral to the health of rainforest, the people that live there and its ability to cool our climate.
The climate is hotting up. As a result, the systems that regulate the planet are in flux. Protecting biodiversity is often forgotten about in climate action, in protest, legislation and in important global talks, but not by us, and not by people living in rainforest either.