Thursday, June 22, 2023

Celebrating World Rainforest Day with 8SA and PBS Terra

Happy World Rainforest Day! 8SA just uploaded Celebrate World Rainforest Day, Preserving Our Planet's Lungs, so I'm sharing it with my readers to begin today's observance.

Join us in honoring World Rainforest Day, a global initiative to raise awareness about the importance of rainforests and their vital role in sustaining life on Earth. In this video, we delve into the mesmerizing beauty and incredible biodiversity of rainforests, highlighting their significance as the lungs of our planet. Discover fascinating facts about rainforest ecosystems, the threats they face, and the urgent need for conservation efforts. Let's come together to protect these precious habitats and ensure a sustainable future for generations to come. Happy World Rainforest Day!
Like most tributes to today, this video concentrates on tropical rainforests like the Amazon rainforest. I feature other parts of the Neotropical rainforest in Selva Verde: The Green Jungle, which I show to my students. Here, I concentrate on the other rainforest biome, the temperate rainforest of the Pacific Northwest, because I think it deserves more attention. To that end, I'm sharing Inside the Fight to Save an Ancient Forest (and the Secrets it Holds) | Overview from PBS Terra.

The ancient forests of the Pacific Northwest are home to giant trees and many secrets, which science is just beginning to understand. But these forests are at risk of disappearing. In British Columbia on First Nation territory, a small band of forest defenders are risking life and liberty to protect some of the last remaining ancient forests.
I also lecture about temperate rainforests, using them as examples of very complex ecosystems with high biodiversity. This video shows just how complex, so I might add it to my lecture.

I close by revisiting what I wrote about the holiday last year.
Here's to hoping I write its own post next year, an odd-numbered year, which have been the years I actually give the day my undivided attention. I also hope National Day Calendar fixes their image by then.
I did as I promised and National Day Calendar did as I hoped. Here's this year's image.

Good job. Now stay tuned as I complete celebrating a string of ten consecutive holidays with Detroit-style Pizza Day tomorrow.

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