UNEP Launches a Virtual Journey Through Three Iconic Forests

Unsplash / 22 Oct 2020

The COVID-19 pandemic might have scotched your vacation plans this year. But you can still bound through some of the world’s most iconic landscapes in a new online journey launched by the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP).

A new interactive webpage allows netizens to explore three wildlife-rich forests: the Leuser in Indonesia, the Kayah-Karen in Thailand and Myanmar, and the Gran Chaco, which courses through Argentina, Paraguay, Bolivia and Brazil.

Through videos, photo essays and quizzes, the website offers an intimate look at the plants and animals that call these forests home.

“The site is designed to raise awareness about the myriad of threats facing forests, from logging to farming,” says Susan Gardner, Director of UNEP’s Ecosystems Division. “As our thirst for natural resources grows, we put increased pressure on the world’s forests, which are actually very delicate ecosystems. By highlighting  how forests benefit both animals and humans, we hope to help preserve them for generations to come.” Read more…

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