Wednesday 19 December 2007

Rainforest ransack

The world's rainforests – including the little patches left in Guinea, Sierra Leone, Liberia, Côte d'Ivoire, Ghana and Nigeria, and the much larger area on the fringe of the Congo basin in Cameroon – are under attack. Around the world every second, an area equivalent to a football pitch (half a hectare, 50m x 100m) is cut down, or burned.

A football pitch every second.

This animation gets the point across pretty well. Stop the loggers by paying local people to hold onto their trees. Visit CoolEarth.