Dispatches from Earth's Most Vital Frontlines
Rainforests are home to 50 percent of the world’s animals and plants, but their impact stretches even further—they serve vital functions as regulators of the earth’s temperature and weather. Yet widespread destruction of the rainforests continues, as trees are razed to make way for plantations, Indigenous communities are threatened, and corruption leads to illegal logging and pollution. In Rainforest: Dispatches from Earth’s Most Vital Frontlines, one of Britain’s most well-known conservationists provides a comprehensive view of the crucial roles rainforests serve, the state of the world’s rainforests today, and the inspirational efforts underway to save them.
In Rainforest, Tony Juniper draws upon decades of work in rainforest conservation, bringing readers along on his journeys, from the deep forest of the Peruvian Amazon to Indonesia, where palm oil plantations have supplanted much of the former rainforest. Despite many ominous trends, Juniper sees hope for rainforests and those who rely upon them in developments like new international agreements, corporate deforestation policies, and initiatives to empower local and Indigenous communities.
Tony Juniper is an activist, writer, sustainability adviser, and a well-known British environmentalist. He has published several successful and award-winning books including the bestseller What Has Nature Ever Done for Us? and Saving Planet Earth. He has worked on efforts to conserve tropical forests for more than thirty years, including with BirdLife International, Friends of the Earth, and as an advisor to The Prince's Rainforests Project. He is currently executive director for advocacy and campaigns at WWF in London.
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