Into the Wild

The time I spent in the remote wilderness of the Manu reserve in the Madre de Dios made me realise how important the rainforest is. The everyday things people take for granted have an impact that is detrimental to the rainforest and local people who live there. Our addiction to electricity dependant devices pushes carbon emissions to such a level that the whole ecosystem of the Amazon is being effected. The increasing use of Palm oil in food products results in destruction of the rainforest for palm plantations, while a diet centred around meat protein leads to thousands of acres of rainforest being cut down for pasture land.  Continue reading “Into the Wild”