Our planet cannot afford to loose any more of its natural environment.
In 2015 the United Nations published a set of Sustainable Development Goals to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure that all people enjoy peace and prosperity. They recognised that to maintain life on land we must Sustainably manage forests, combat desertification, halt and reverse land desertification and loss of bio-diversity (Goal 15). All member nations have signed up to these goals and are committed to applying them by 2030.
But we are ignoring the Sustainable Development Goals and continuing to destroy tropical rainforest for short term economic gain.
We have a duty to put our own house in order (Britain has destroyed most of its natural rainforest and replaced it with sheep) and we must encourage Brazil and nations in Africa and South East Asia to preserve their rain forest for the good of indigenous peoples and all humanity.
I attach an article which appeared in Private Eye in December 2020, by their security correspondent ‘Dr Grim’. Rainforest Watch