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Why do we need rainforests? [Video]

Tropical forests are disappearing faster than any other kind of forest. Why is that a problem? Tropical forests suck more carbon out of the air than any other kind of forest—making them a huge asset in the fight to slow climate change. They are home to two-thirds of the world’s biodiversity, even though they cover less than ten percent of the Earth’s land surface. And tropical forests send vapor into the air, making it rain—not just locally but thousands of miles away. Tropical forests provide shelter, food, medicine, and livelihoods to millions of Indigenous and local peoples. The Rainforest Alliance has worked to protect tropical forests for more than thirty-five years. https://www.rainforest-alliance.org #rainforestalliance #rainforest #tropicalforests #forests #biodiversity

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Who are the best guardians of the forest? [Video]

No one protects forests better than the people who live in them. Indigenous and local communities manage almost a quarter of the world’s lands, which means they care for an astonishing 80 percent of Earth’s biodiversity. Numerous studies show that deforestation rates are significantly lower inside Indigenous territories than outside them. In Guatemala’s Maya Biosphere Reserve, local communities have maintained a near-zero deforestation rate for twenty years, while nearby protected areas have suffered devastating deforestation rates. Scientists agree that strengthening land rights for such communities is key to protecting forests—and to protecting our future. https://www.rainforest-alliance.org #rainforestalliance #forest #indigenous #protect #biodiversity

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Can we grow food in harmony with nature? [Video]

What if farming not only fed people, it also nourished the land? With regenerative agriculture practices, farming can do just that. Planting native trees and shrubs, for example, improves soil fertility; improving soil fertility makes crops more productive and resistant to pests; eventually, pesticides can be eliminated. If the whole world took up these practices—which traditional farmers and Indigenous peoples have been using for centuries—we could have clean waterways, thriving biodiversity, improved carbon storage, healthy forests, and better farmer livelihoods. We can farm in ways that are better for people and nature. https://www.rainforest-alliance.org #rainforestalliance #forest #farming #regenerativeagriculture

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Floods in Pakistan: Emergency Supplies [Video]

Since June, Pakistan has been facing an unprecedented climatic disaster. Massive floods have swept through the nation, destroying homes, hospitals, infrastructure, and roads. Large numbers of people have been trapped, unable to leave the hardest-hit areas. The flooding has also taken more than 1700 lives. Our teams are responding to this health crisis and have distributed hundreds of emergency kits in the Badin and Thatta districts in Sindh, each containing a jerry can, water container, soaps, water purification tablets, and mosquito nets. But although our staff are on the ground, treating hundreds of cases, there is still much work to be done. Learn more: https://againsthunger.us/PakistanSupplies