Yesterday I was listening to this song, Ricordati di Chico, By an Italian Band called "Nomadi". This song is dedicated to Chico Mendez.
Chico Mendez was an Environmental activist who fought to stop the burning and logging Of the Amazon Rainforest. He was murdered in 1988 by ranchers opposed to his activism.
Mendez, like other activists, understood the importance of the rainforest and the green and fought to preserve it.
Amazon Rainforest is also known as The "Green Lung" of the Earth, since it represent over half of the planet's remaining rainforests and comprises the largest and most species-rich tract of tropical rainforest in the world.
Unfortunately, many people fail to understand its importance and, in 1960, deforestation started.
Since 1970 we have lost around 20% of the forest = 700 Km2 (More than six times the size of Portugal).
This happened because industries were searching for fertile fields for crops cultivation and for economy reason (a deforested area usually is valued 5-10 times more than forested land).
The consequences of deforestation are various: not only there will be less plants and green areas (plants "absorbs" CO2 from air for photosyntheses = less CO2 in air = less pollution), but also deforestation threatens many species of animals like tree frogs and other insect which risks extinction.
That's why if we can do something, we should do it, not only for save the forest, but for save the Earth!