What can you do about it?
Some things we can do to help include recycling, eating a local-based diet that is sustainably sourced, and consuming only what we need. We must be respectful toward wildlife and only take part in ecotourism opportunities that are responsibly and ethically run in order to prevent wildlife disturbance. Well-managed protected areas support healthy ecosystems, which in turn keep people healthy. It is therefore critical to secure the involvement of the local communities in the development and management of these protected areas.
As a result, startups that can demonstrate scalable reforestation strategies or other terrestrial ecosystems preservation technologies are of huge interest to governments and industry alike, each of which are eager to identify investment strategies that can prove to be sustainable from both an environmental and financial perspective.