We cannot afford to stand by any longer and watch rainforests be burnt to the ground for cattle ranching, or removed to make way for oil and mineral mining.
It is estimated that, if we do not change our course of action, there will not be any rainforests remaining in 50 years' time — that’s in your lifetime! Many people make excuses for destroying forests but the fact is that, once they are destroyed, countless species of plants and animals will be killed with many species being lost forever.
people, who have depended upon the forests for hundreds of years, will
lose their homes and means of survival and will have nothing once the forests are gone.
We are delighted that so many of you are learning about rainforests and actively trying to help conserve them. It is with your enthusiasm and help that we can really make a difference together — SO START TAKING ACTION NOW!
• Organise an essay and poster competition and invite parents and friends
• Organise a tree planting day
• Have a look at the links on the left for further ideas and interesting information about rainforests.
Rainforest Concern has become a supporter of Jungle Fever, a new campaign to save rainforests by Cool it Schools.
These are just a few of forest-friendly shopping tips being promoted by Cool it Schools' latest campaign:
Jungle Fever is aiming to raise awareness of the impact of our consumption on forest habitats as well as supporting four charities, including Rainforest Concern, and one forest project, that are working to save forests from destruction. Click here to find out more.