Tropical rainforest conservation


 costa rica rain forest

Conservation

Right now, people are conserving the Tropical Rain Forests by ecotourism and rehabilitation! Ecotourism is giving people tours of the forest and showing them what we are losing by cutting them down. We are helping them even more by rebuilding and restarting forests in certain areas.

By speaking with the local people living in, and around, the rainforest, conservationists can learn information that would allow them to best focus their conservation efforts.[1]

Another way conservation has become the most economically beneficial option is through carbon credits. Under the Kyoto Protocol, countries must reduce their emissions of Carbon Dioxide by 5% below the 1990 levels before 2012. Countries can meet their mandatory cuts in emissions by offsetting some of those emissions some other way. Through conservation or reforestation of the rainforest, countries can receive credits.

Some worldwide companies have stated publicly that they won’t buy products that come from recently cleared areas of the rainforest ( beef from the rainforests often come from areas where the forest has been destroyed.

It’s important to conserve the rainforest because many resources for things we use everyday come from the rainforest, including rubber for tires and spices such as cinnamon and many other common items.  The rainforest also needs to be conserved because the earth needs trees to take in carbon dioxide. About 1/4 of the world’s greenhouse gas emissions come from deforestation

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