The human system
Consistent with the higher levels of poverty, more people experience undernourishment in the Tropics than in the rest of the World. The proportion of the urban population living in slum conditions is higher in the Tropics than in the rest of the World. By 2050, the region will host most of the world's people and two-thirds of its children.
5 steps to save tropical rainforests
Preserving tropical rainforests involves more than just deciding not to cut trees. Social, political and economic factors all need to be taken into consideration.
Scientists and activists remain concerned about the best approach to save the rapidly disappearing rainforests of the world. Five basic steps we can each take every day to save rainforests have been broken down into the acronym TREES, which stands for:
- Teach others about the importance of the environment and how they can help save rainforests.
- Restore damaged ecosystems by planting trees on land where forests have been cut down.
- Encourage people to live in a way that doesn’t hurt the environment.
- Establish parks to protect rainforests and wildlife.
- Support companies that operate in ways that minimize damage to the environment.
Everything you do, practice the environmentally sound use and reuse of our resources. This will not only have a positive impact on the tropical rainforest but on all the ecosystems of the world.