Did you know rainforests are important to our global ecosystem. Rainforests:
- provide a home to many plants and animals;
- help stabilize our world’s climate;
- protect us against flood, drought, and erosion;
- are a source for some medicines and foods;
- support tribal people; and
- are an interesting place to visit
Every year, the Rainforest Action Network designates a week in October as World Rainforest Week to encourage individuals to recognize the beauty and wonder of the world’s rainforests. An intact rainforest is worth $6,280 per acre if sustainably harvested; $1,000 if clear cut for commercial timber ($0 five years after a clear cut); and $148 if used as cattle pasture.
From all of us here at The Weimer Group, think CONSERVATION.