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The Falling of Trees In a Forest […] Does it make a Sound?

  Today let’s celebrate International Day of Forests.  At the heart of International Day of Forests it is a “global celebration of forests” it “provides a platform to raise awareness of the importance of all types of forests and of trees outside forests” (UN). Did you know? “Forests cover one third of the Earth’s land mass, performing vital functions around the world” (UN)  If a tree falls in a forest and no one is around to hear it, does it make a sound?  Yes! The falling of trees -deforestation- is making a big sound.  Nature is speaking, and we need to listen. Forests are vital to our environment, they “cover 31% of the land area of our planet” (WWF).  Most importantly, they are the beating heart and lungs of our planet, so to speak.  Trees produce oxygen, which we need to breathe- to live.  In addition, forests provide a home to many wildlife species, many of which are threatened by deforestation- devastating their natural habitat. Deforestation is jeopardizing our environment.  It impacts a wide range …

International Forest Day

Today is International Forest Day!  Forests are unfortunately declining at such a rapid rate.  Today only 7% of the Atlantic Rainforest remains, and only 28% of Indonesia’s Rainforest remains.  We may not have a forest in Cayman, but it is still important that we do our best to preserve our precious environment.  Every time someone builds a house or an apartment complex, or any other building for that matter, trees are cut down, as the land is cleared.  Therefore, it is important to replace what was lost, and plant new trees and incorporate as many trees and flowers into the landscape as possible.  When trees are cut down either in forests or developing areas, animals are losing a part of their natural habitat, so it is imperative that we strive to keep as much of our natural landscape intact. How can we celebrate International Forest Day…. Plant trees! Go out and buy some seeds and plant some trees in your backyard.  Take some time and add more flowers and trees to your garden, a beautiful …