‘A United Nations scheme rewards countries that protect their remaining forests” (The Star Two, 16 March 2010).
Companies and agencies in the developed nations are willing to provide incentives to the rest of the world to protect local forests. They know too well that forests are important in regulating climate change affecting not the poor nations but the rich as well.
We are all interrelated and interdependent. What happen to others will ultimately affects our livelihood and indeed common long term survival.
We Malaysians can protect our own forests. Let the rich nations help the peoples in other developing countries.
What can the ordinary people do?
Part the Brazilian forests has been gradually cleared for animal farming.
The meat you take weekly may come from the modern farms located in previous forested land.
You can do something to reduce deforestation in the Amazon.
Very simple, taking less meat or no meat.