How To Help Rainforests End Deforestation

Tropical rainforests are disappearing from the face of the planet rapidly. Regardless of growing international concerns, rainforests are being destroyed continuously at a rate exceeding 32,000 hectares every day. The tropical cover is now standing at 2 billion hectares, and this area is about the size of China and the United States together, representing about 13% of the whole planet. However, much of this area is impacted by the activities of humans. Due to which it is not retaining its complete original biodiversity anymore. 

Deforestation is not only painful for humans, but it is also severely impacting our ecosystem through significant services lost and species extinction. However, we can pay attention to our regular activities to stop or reduce this deforestation. There is still time; this situation can be reversed. More people now agree that this problem must be remedied. But the process is not as simple as just banning timber trade or fortifying fences around remaining rainforests. Each human has to play their part to save the remaining tropics. 

How can humans stop rainforest deforestation? 

1. Choose environmentally responsible products

Humans can make a massive difference in the fights to save rainforests by making informed choices regularly. Whether it is about using less stuff or going for environmentally responsible products, everything little thing counts. 

Environmentally friendly products

2. Use coals

About 2 billion people around the world are relying on firewood to heat their homes or cook their food. More often, this is happening in the villages near forests, and people are cutting down the trees for fuel before the tree has a chance to grow and regenerate. Such mismanagement can lead to the total disappearance of forests. 

At times, it may be better to use charcoals instead of firewood to make a fire. The use of coal can aid in the goal of fighting deforestation, and this fuel also burns longer. 

Fire and coal

3. Prefer recycling 

The increasing demand for paper products, furniture, and fuel are also threatening forests around the world; it is essential to recycle. You may have noticed a label somewhere “made from recycled products.” This label can be found on various products of everyday use, such as egg packaging, bags, paper, and even furniture. Be conscious when making purchases to decrease the need for cutting down trees. 

Recycled wood furniture

4. Fund rainforest conservation efforts

It is a vital fact that conservation efforts are never going to be cost-free. If you can donate and have researched the company to ensure they are legit, make sure to fund these efforts to encourage the fights against deforestation. 

These are examples and are not being promoted. Please do your own research before donating any money.

5. Plant a tree

Take a moment out of your day and plant a tree or a 100 that is native to your area, in a safe location, where the tree will not be cut down or removed.

Planting trees.

Final Opinions 

The solutions to discourage rainforest deforestation needs to be feasible. Because overly idealistic approaches can never encourage someone to start thinking about this. However, the steps mentioned above will undoubtedly play an essential role in this process. So, make sure to adopt these in your lives.

Rare Pink Dolphin Gives Birth to Pink Calf

“Pinky” A rare pink dolphin in Louisana.

A rare pink river dolphin named “Pinky” has given birth to an extremely rare pink dolphin calf in Louisiana’s Calcasiey River. The pink river dolphin, also known as The Amazon River dolphin, or boto, is commonly found in freshwater rivers and lakes in the Amazon and South America. Conversely, Pinky has been a resident of the Louisiana River for the past ten years. The locals adore her. The citizens are ecstatic to watch Pinky and her calf swim down the river and hopefully produce a pod, which is a group of dolphins.

A local charter boat captain in Louisiana, Captain Rue said, via The Sun:

“The mammal is entirely pink from tip to tail and has reddish eyes. The skin appears smooth, glossy pink, and without flaws. Surprisingly, it does not appear to be drastically affected by the environment or sunlight as might be expected considering its condition, although it tends to remain below the surface a little more than the others in the pod. I feel very fortunate to have seen this incredible mammal and lucky to be able to work and live in the area where such a fantastic creature frequents. Our guests are always thrilled at the opportunity to spot such a unique mammal, and we look forward to it being around for some time to come.”

Pinky and her young calf

Photographs and videos of this dolphin have been widely circulated due to the rare occurrence of albino dolphins. This River Dolphin is often referred to as a “pink” dolphin because of its pink coloration. In actuality, it is an albino, and albino dolphin calves are typically born dark gray, but slowly turn pink as they age.

Several influences on their final color are their behavior, capillary placement, diet, and exposure to sunlight. When the dolphins get excited, they can flush bright pink, similar to humans blushing. 

Unfortunately, the population of these warm-blooded mammals is on the decline. There are approximately 9,000 pink dolphins left in the world. According to the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN), in its latest Red List published in November 2018, River Dolphins habituating in the Amazon River are endangered. 

They are incredibly vulnerable in certain areas due to dams that fragment and threaten specific populations. Additional threats such as contamination of rivers and lakes are also hazardous to the survival of the boto dolphin. Humans have played a part in the declining population due to sometimes accidentally killing a dolphin when they are fishing in the deep waters. There are a variety of delicate reasons that are leading to the decline of the pink dolphin population.

Humans must work together to save endangered ecosystems such as the Amazon rain-forest and its rivers that run throughout Latin America. There are more species than just the river dolphins, which need saving. These are the critical moments in our time to step up and take action.