Johan Eliasch, a Swedish billionaire bought 400,000 acres of the Amazon rainforest in Brazil from a logging company for $14,000,000 just to conserve it. About 20% of the Amazon rainforest has already been deforested and every year an estimated 20,000 square mile is lost. When this area of land is lost not only does it take away from plant life that extracts carbon out of our air, but many species of animals are lost which is such a travesty. Thanks to the Johan Eliasch a good portion will be preserved for future generations. Hopefully more will step up to help preserve this beautiful blue planet we all share.
The video below shows the effects we are having on the Amazon rainforest.