As if it wasn´t enough bulldozing the rainforests in Asia for
large palm oil plantations, the company East Pacific Capital have now set their
eyes on the most bio-diverse region on the planet – The Amazon. Over 10,000
hectares have already been destroyed in Peru, and it´s not stopping.
The large scale destruction of the rainforest for palm oil
plantation leads to the loss of biodiversity, massive release of greenhouse
gasses and exploitation of communities, with small farmers having their lands
seized and bulldozed.
There is a better way. Native palms such as Ungurahui, Agauje,
Huicungo, Pijuayo, and Tagua yield better and more useful products.
Implementing regenerative agroforestry systems using these native species in
already degraded areas would build a sustainable economy while actually
enhancing biodiversity and sequestering carbon.
This is a call to stop the bulldozing of the Amazon
Rainforest and implement a truly sustainable solution.