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A Span Of 20 Years Photographer Salgado And His Wife Lélia Revives A Destroyed Forest From the Dead

In the world we can see that one of the biggest problems in the world is deforestation. A countless number of plants & animals are losing their habitats & slowly going extinct. This is the effect of greenhouse gas emissions due to deforestation. The United Nations food & agriculture organization refers to that.

A forest of 129 hectares that is & area equivalent to South Africa, has been lost because of deforestation, since 1990.every year, the forest  losing that the size of panama  in the world  

The natural  destruction can’t be allowed to continue. But what can we do in the face of such environmental carnage As we ponder the impact that actually makes? Will anything that we do, make the slightest bit of difference. 

Image credits: Ricaro Beliel

A Brazilian photographer Sebastião Salgado and his wife Lélia Deluiz Wanick have proved this (with initiative & fashion) by beginning the process of reforestation with just a small group of people. 

 Salgodo has won number of awards in photojournalism & has published more than half a dozen books. After documenting the ferocity of the Rwandan genocide, Salgado was shocked by seen the devoid wild life, when he came back to Brazil.

Image credits: Sebastiao Salgado

“The land was as sick as I was – everything was destroyed,” Salgado said in The Guardian back in 2015. “Only about 0.5% of the land was covered in trees. Then my wife had a fabulous idea to replant this forest. And when we began to do that, then all the insects and birds and fish returned and, thanks to this increase of the trees I, too, was reborn – this was the most important moment.”

Along with the  support of a small organization “ Institute Terra”, Salgado & his wife had planted approximately 4 million saplings and rehabilitated the forest from the dead.

Image credits: institutoterra

 “Perhaps we have a solution,” Salgado said. “There is a single being which can transform CO2 to oxygen, which is the tree. We need to replant the forest. You need a forest with native trees, and you need to gather the seeds in the same region you plant them or the serpents and the termites won’t come. And if you plant forests that don’t belong, the animals don’t come there and the forest is silent.”

Image credits: institutoterra
Image credits: institutoterra
Image credits: Sebastião Salgado

Salgado explained that “We need to listen to the words of the people on the land. Nature is the earth and it is other beings and if we don’t have some kind of spiritual return to our planet, I fear that we will be compromised.”

Image credits: Weverson Rocio
Image credits: Sebastião Salgado

For how quickly our environment could recover, giving it the right kind of treatment & attention. This project makes millions of people start thinking about nature.

Image credits: YASUYOSHI CHIBA

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