Thursday, April 30, 2009

DISNEY TO PLANT 2.7 MILLION TREES IN THE BRAZILIAN AMAZON

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photo of forest near Vila Fortaleza in the western Brazilian Amazon

The Brazilian rainforest is about to become bigger by some 2.7 million trees, according to Walt Disney Studios. The studio had said it would arrange to plant a tree for every ticket sold for it’s eco-documentary “Earth” in the first week of release. On Tuesday, Disney said the movie had taken in $16.1 million during week one, from 2.7 million attendees. Read the article.

2.7 million trees seems like a huge amount but the tropical forests are incredibly dense. It will take lots more projects to put a dent in the unimaginable amount of deforestation that has already occurred. But, surely, Disney is to be complimented for this marvelous initiative.

Here are a few more forest pics from Fortaleza:

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Here's a previous post about the Call of the Samaúma which is one of the most majestic trees in the Amazon forest. I love the featured video. Please take time to watch it.

If you want to find out more and keep up with latest developments worldwide, lots of rain-forest facts have been assembled by Mongabay.


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