However, in the past 50 years, more than 50% of the original rainforest has been lost. Every second, a patch of rainforest the size of a soccer field disappears to make place for monoculture plantations. This results in excessive CO2 emissions, loss of biodiversity, polluted rivers, bleached corals, floods, and droughts. Moreover, the people living in Borneo’s forest communities are poorly paid and have either limited or zero access to secure jobs and/or financial services. They are losing their land to corporates and have limited access to proper health care and education. And it is they who experience most keenly the negative side-effects of the deforestation: lack of clean drinking water, absence of shade, rising temperatures, and infertile soils.
#Rainforestvalue is a method of preserving the remaining rainforests of Borneo by giving local villages and families the opportunity to monetize on what's is already growing in the rainforest. How a look at how we make this possible.