Cayo, Belize (PressExposure) October 22, 2009 -- The Rainforest Carbon Remove Society, a non-profit society founded in Canada with operations in Belize, has joined His Royal Highness, Prince Charles, in taking a stand against deforestation of the world's rainforests. The Society's mandate to create a long-term sustainable economic and permaculture-based farming model and training school at an organic cacao farm in Southern Belize; and to implement carbon reduction and sequestration technologies has earned them a page on The Prince's Rainforests Project site.
Ron Dewhurst, President of The Rainforest Carbon Remove Society said "I was delighted when Yalda Davis, the Prince's Communications Officer, posted information about our organization on The Prince's Rainforests Project site. Rainforest deforestation affects us all. The more publicity that we can generate to save the rainforests, the better it will be for everyone on this planet. Rainforests sequester and store huge amounts of carbon from the atmosphere. Slash and burn agriculture, which is rampant in Belize, degrades and destroys huge tracts of rainforest. Carbon dioxide is released into the air and our oxygen supply diminishes accordingly. Water pollution and soil erosion occur. Habitat and climate are negatively impacted. Species disappear. We don't have a moment to spare in our race to save the rainforests."
In the time it takes to read this sentence, 1 acres of rainforest have faded into the woodwork forever. As rainforest species vanish, so, too, do plant-derived pharmaceuticals. The cure you require tomorrow may die with the plant that vanishes today. If rainforest deforestation continues, unchecked, almost 50% of the world's species of animals, plants and micro-organisms will be wiped out within the next 25 years.
It is estimated that, in the next 24 hours, 137 species of animals, birds, fish, amphibians, insects, and plants will bite the dust, joining 137 singular and precious species that have gone before them in the previous 24 hours. Some of the species that will never again see the light of day include the Atlantic Gray Whale, Baiji Dolphin, Caribbean Monk Seal, Cuban Spider Monkey, West Indian Porcupine, Puerto Rican Sloth, Sea Mink, Old Fig-eating Bat, Black-fronted Parakeet, Cuban Red Macaw, Reunion Dodo, Rodrigues Little Owl, Yellowfin Cutthroat Trout, Hammerhead Salamander, Panamanian Golden Frog, Dutch Alcon Blue Butterfly, Cuban Holly, and African Ginseng.
There are 137 good reasons to save the rainforest today. Join The Prince of Wales and other great voices of our day in the chorus to save our rainforests the only ones on Earth. Become a member of The Rainforest Carbon Remove Society today. For further information and to donate to the rainforest fund, visit [http://www.carbonremove.com] email firstname.lastname@example.org or call Ron Dewhurst, President, Rainforest Carbon Remove Society at 250-769-7195 (Canada).
Rainforest Carbon Remove Society is a not-for-profit society committed to the preservation, management and creative business management of rainforests in Belize.