@houseplantdiary 🙏🏽🙏🏽🙏🏽🌳🌳🌳💚🌿🌱🍃Pray for Amazonia!
Loving this resurrection visual expressed repost from @houseplantjournal
Unlike this resurrection plant, the Amazon rain forest won't just grow back within our lifetime. #prayforamazonia
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🌳🔥As Brazilian president Jair Bolsonaro has expressed disdain for conserving the #rainforest, his support for industrial growth has reportedly encouraged ranchers and other developers to move more brazenly into undeveloped #forestland—much of which IS indigenous territory.
Research has shown that indigenous management practices are the best approach to maintaining the health of tropical rainforests globally. Satellite imagery from the Amazon confirms that research; between the 1980s and 2018, deforestation crept all the way up to and against the exact contours of the Xingu Indigenous Park in Brazil, for example.
Over the last half century, a total area larger than the state of Texas has been lost to deforestation. As loggers, ranchers, and miners continue to encroach on the ecosystem, the loss is accelerating: Last month, it peaked at a rate of more than three football fields a minute.
Tropical rainforests are critical storage sites for carbon dioxide, keeping the greenhouse gas in its solid carbon state, locked away in soils and trees. The Amazon is the world’s largest tropical rainforest, making its protection critical to preventing runaway climate change.
The Amazon is also a biodiversity hotspot, and includes the most biodiverse place on Earth, making its preservation a matter of slowing down plant and animal extinctions, too. Hundreds of thousands of indigenous people in more than 400 tribes also live in the Amazon, and rely on the rainforest to support their lives and preserve their cultures. (sourced: https://qz.com/1692804/fires-in-the-amazon-rainforests-were-likely-intentional/)