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The rainforest is what we like to call one of the lungs of the planet. That is why we try to protect it and educate people on it as much as possible. Though most of the oxygen on the planet comes from plants in the ocean, the rainforest is still vitally important for oxygen and many other things.
Did you know 25% of pharmaceutical drugs involve ingredients that originated in rainforest plants? Also with this said, only 1% of the plants in the rainforest have been tested for medicinal use.
There are over 3,000 different fruits in the rainforest and the Western World uses around 250 while Indians of the rainforest use as much as 2,000.
I hope these facts got you thinking on the importance of the rainforest and that everyday we are destroying more and more of our tropical rainforest. A rainforest must get up to 80 inches of rain a year to be considered a rainforest. It is an area where plants and animals fight for survival. Just in Costa Rica there are over 10,000 different species of plants that exist. Costa Rica is home to some of the most precious rainforests our planet has to offer.
It is through Eco-Tourism that we hope to make a difference with helping our planet. Our line of work has us dealing with day to day activities in the rainforest as we try daily to improve on ways we can help the rainforest survive. How can your day to day work affect the survival of the rainforest? There are countless things that can be done by people that don’t live in and around the rainforest to help protect them and bring awareness of what needs to be done to save these beautiful and diverse natural treasures of our planet.