Sunday, September 12, 2010

[GMW #2040] Exchanging Tourism For Ecological Preservation And Restoration Of Earth

[GMW #2040] Exchanging Tourism For Ecological Preservation And Restoration Of Earth
Monday 13 September 2010, Editor: Easy
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Idea Dream - Robert Muller's Ideas 1 to 500
~ Idea 1057 ~    2 June 1997

Instead of spending colossal sums of money on ecological tourism to permit people from the rich countries to see the remaining tropical forests in Central America for example, it would be better to use that money to give survival incomes to the poor people of this region in payment for the reforestation they would do instead of being unemployed and of youth deserting rural lands to add to the overpopulation and misery of the cities.

It is fortunate that a number of well-off countries are beginning to give foreign aid for reforestation and that recipient governments channel that money to the poor.  The rich countries should also consider channeling such aid directly to indigenous communities around the world.  They are the best caretakers of nature and want to stay on their lands.  They can represent a substantial force for the good care and preservation of the Earth.

Robert's The Miracle, Joy and Art of Living,  
Volume II Chapter 15 - Of Beauty and Art
Does beauty come first or love come first?
Only great love can create great beauty.

UN News Sources - UN Chronicle, United Nations News Service , UN Wire News Archive
References: Earth Charter, Universal Declaration of Human Rights

Rights of: Children, Women, Indigenous People
To Be Written: Rights of Nature, Birds, Animals, Fish, etc.

Photo Credit: Louise Pratt
Location: Canyon, CA

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