Lungs of the Earth
Saving Borneo rainforest
Video reportage - Infographics
The world’s forests, along with its oceans, absorb enormous amounts of the carbon dioxide that circulates in the atmosphere. They are, effectively, the Earth’s lungs, and protecting those lungs is crucial if we are to defend the planet’s biodiversity and fight global warming.
But, between 1990 and 2015, the world lost 129 million hectares of forests, destroyed by chainsaws, fire, and cement. Deforestation is advancing at an alarming pace: about 10 hectares of forest – the equivalent of 14 football fields – disappear every minute, the result mainly of human activities such as agriculture, the extraction of raw materials and urbanization.
This project explores the different way local communities and new startup are trying o invert this trend.
Project realised in collaboration with Jacopo Ottaviani