Saturday, July 24

Tag: Deforestation

Can you hear the cry of the Amazon?
Justice

Can you hear the cry of the Amazon?

From the sky, the clear patches of land look like exposed wounds in the otherwise lush rainforests. This photograph was clicked recently over the Colombian Amazon. Illegal roads reach ever deeper into the forest while fires clear the land making space for cattle raising, agriculture and Coca fields. Environmentalists are sounding the alarm. They say drugs Mafia, illegal loggers, and land borders or taking advantage of Colombia's coronavirus locked down to burn the forest and develop the land unhindered. A new study shows the rate of deforestation in the first four months of the year could be higher than that of the whole of 2019. There is clearly a relationship between the deforested areas, and big capitals interested in taking over these lands mostly forest reserves...
How to change a desert into a forest?
Conservation

How to change a desert into a forest?

Have you ever met someone who has done something extraordinary in his life? Well, we have someone really special to talk about today! This is the story of Jaydev Peyeng also called "The Forrest Man". Let me tell you his story from the beginning. Jaydev is a small farmer who has been living in Majuli in Assam since the 1970s. Majuli happens to be the largest river island in the world. He has a family of five and he lives in a modest home. One day realized that trees were dying on this small island are dying. The river was flooding. The animals were fleeing and the land was disappearing. He saw deforestation. But instead of doing nothing, this farmer did something very simple. He planted a tree every day. He cut a branch from his trees walked for 20 minutes then took a boat to cr...