June 22nd: “World Rain forest Day” (2 minutes video)

Take a breath, thank a rainforest. This World Rainforest Day, take a moment to think about the many ways in which rainforests positively affect our lives. They provide us with food, medicine, climate regulation, and so much more. The benefits of rainforests are innumerable.

Essential to our survival, rainforests are responsible for more than 25% of all Western medicine and house more than 50% of the world’s plant and animal species. Only covering 2 percent of the planet’s surface area, rainforests are dense and concentrated; however, they directly provide for indigenous populations who live off the land and work to protect this precious resource.

The United Nations has officially recognized the vital role that indigenous people play in fighting deforestation and preserving biodiversity. Unfortunately, world governments have failed to protect Indigenous lands from logging, mining, ranching, oil exploration, and other harmful activities. Hundreds of Indigenous environmental and human rights activists have been murdered for speaking out against the industries that threaten their land and way of life.

Learn more about the world’s rainforests from our partners here.

 

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  1. Thank you very much, dear Amira,

    Unfortunately, many people are not aware that they only exploit the nature for money and power, but that this has consequences they do not see. Our children will blame us for this why we have not done more to protect our rainforest, protect our oceans from millions tons of trash and plastic, even nano-plastic, why we could not live in harmony with our nature. It is the highest time to wake up from our own laziness and apathy – we have not fight first against those symptomes, but we have to fight against the root, from where it comes… from our own ego and mind, hunger for power and money – fighting this will not only clear our mind, but also will help create new roots: of humanity, service to man and nature, understanding that we are a symbiosis – otherwise it will be our slow death going along with the death of our beautiful nature, our planet…

    Happy that you shared this, dear friend Amira 🙂
    In Oneness
    Didi

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    1. Thank you so much dear Didi! I fully agree and truly appreciate your comment and your sentiments as a valuable contribution in support to a wake up call to humanity. The rain-forests are the last lungs left on our planet… and as you mentioned the oceans are our vital essence to survive. We need to realize our interconectedness with our environment and our interdependence. We cannot expect to survive while we destroy our home planet, the only home we have…
      In Oneness, Amira ❤

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      1. Thank you too, dear Amira for bringing in this important subject 🙂 May mankind, or many people wake up before it is too late…

        Warm greetings from heart to heart 🙂
        Didi

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  2. LindaP says:

    It is so maddening what man’s greed is doing to our planet!

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    1. I agree Linda! It’s complete blindness, with their greed, they don’t see that at this rate of destruction their own grandchildren will not be able to survive no matter how much money they have…

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  3. Pollution of human mind and matter.
    Need to preserve Mother Nature!!
    Thanks for sharing.

    Like

    1. Thank you very much for your visit and your beautiful comment! I agree, we need to free ourselves from pollution of “mind and matter”.

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