Welcome to the International Conservation
Society's Rainforest Conservation Page.
Rainforests are also among our most
beautiful environmental blessings. Their biodiversity is amazing. In some cases the number of species still has not been able
to be counted.
Many of these rainforests have been
and are being obliterated for the development of plantations, ranches, homes, etc. Deforestation through irresponsible and
illegal logging is also a prime reason the forests are being annihilated.
The rainforest is the most difficult
of all ecosystems to repair or replace once it is damaged or destroyed, its topsoil simply consists of thin and nutrient rich
humus. This is created by decomposing leaves fallen from the forest canopy. As the forests are destroyed their roots no longer
hold the humus in place and it disappears. The soil beneath is utterly devoid of nutrients, so once it is gone it is impossible
for plants to grow in that location again. This makes preventive rainforest conservation of paramount importance.
Thousands of acres of rainforests
are cleared every day to set aside lands for cash crops. Among these are coffee, chocolate, rubber, and, believe it or not,
It is most particularly appalling
that the government should stand for deforestation to grow cocaine. In South America, however, it is the drug cartels that have all the money and power and are, indeed,
the de facto government. The elected officials are afraid to stand up to them, and are often on their payrolls. They also
are the primary employers in many areas, and those working for them depend on these barbaric, remorseless monsters for a means
is the largest consumer of cocaine. The cartels are bribing our DEA agents and government officials to allow it to continue
to infiltrate our borders. It is happening in virtually every country in the world. Thus are rainforest conservation efforts
being further frustrated. Where does it end?
Stand up for tougher penalties
against the sale, distribution and possession of drugs, particularly cocaine and others that are produced at the expense of
the rain forest. Demand capital punishment for drug dealers, both in your nation and theirs. Lobby for military intervention,
if necessary, to stop the cartels. Say no to drugs. Click on the links below to rally and stop the cartels before they destroy
our most precious, beautiful and biodiverse terrestrial ecosystem.
Also demand preservation,
sensible rainforest conservation practices, and sustainable agriculture in the countries where coffee is grown,
such as Columbia and Indonesia.
Do not tolerate the eradication of the rainforests and their magnificent biodiversity. Click on the rainfores conservation
links below to learn more and take action.