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Dispatches from Earth's Most Vital Frontlines
Paperback Book
Island Press
October, 2019
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$22.95 CAD
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Rainforests are home to 50 percent of the worlds animals and plants, but their impact stretches even furtherthey serve vital functions as regulators of the earths 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 Earths Most Vital Frontlines, one of Britains most well-known conservationists provides a comprehensive view of the crucial roles rainforests serve, the state of the worlds 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.

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