Rainforest Sustainability: Two Things We Can Do to Save the Rainforest

Sustainable Development

sustainable development, save the rainforest

Sustainable development is a concept that allows people to take from the rainforest in a way that is productive to the economy while not hurting the environment. Agriculture is one such form of sustainable development. Creating orchards on floodplains and the practice of agroforestry (collecting plants and vegetables and roots naturally occurring in the rainforest) are two key practices that can help. The rural poor of the area can create an industry that sustains itself with work and aids the local economy as well as the wildlife and foliage. This type of business helps prevent interests that may go against or even harm the indigenous and surrounding populations of the Amazon.