Profile: Gibson and Anita Caesar: Keepers of the Rainforests

Gibson and Anita Caesar: Keepers of the Rainforests

  • By Dr. Dhanpaul Narine

The rainforests are a powerhouse of diversity. They contain more than half of the animal and plant species on the planet. Many of the medicines that we use today are from plants in the rainforests. Food sources are to be found in the forests as well and we are reminded in the popular media that the rainforests are the ‘lungs of the world.’

This means that they store about 20 per cent of the world’s oxygen. But they also absorb a great portion of the man-made carbon dioxide emissions.

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