The Rainforests You Didn’t Know Existed (Ireland to Malaysia)

Rainforests are more than just a fascinatingly biodiverse environment to explore – they play a crucial role in preserving the future of mankind, with a recent study showing that rainforests absorb more than half of the carbon emissions around the world. This means the preservation of rainforests goes beyond a mere conceit – it’s an imperative. So what better way to spend your travels than learning about these environmental powerhouses, and perhaps even pitching in with some conservation efforts? They’re an incredible place to explore flora and fauna, making a rainforest break an intensely rewarding experience – and if you’re interested in getting your hands dirty somewhere a little less busy than on your typical Amazon adventure, check out some of these little-known rainforests.

The Udzungwa Mountains, East Africa

These extraordinary mountain ranges were almost unexplored just 35 years ago – teaming with rare and beautiful wildlife, these lush ranges have now been designated one of the world’s most important biodiversity hotspots. Thousands of new species have been discovered here, and it’s been described as “a land where time stood still”, due to its pristine, almost completely untouched environment. Soaring up like a mirage in the desert, these mountains are surrounded by endless stretches of arid savannah – a true miracle of nature.

Koh Samui, Thailand

One of the largest islands in the Gulf of Thailand, Ko Samui is known for its beautiful white sand beaches, upmarket resorts and riotous nightlife – but did you know that it is also home to a lush and expansive rainforest? With a warm, humid climate, this tropical island is home to a number of rare and extraordinary creatures including King and Queen Cobra snakes, Box Jellyfish, giant monitor lizards and even whale sharks. The pristine rainforest can be explored via a three-hour hike or even a jungle safari and is overflowing with cascading waterfalls, lush tropical greenery, all manner of monkeys and even wild elephants.

Bukit Nanas, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

The smallest rainforest in the world at just 9.3 hectares, this incredible rainforest within a city is a landmark at the base of the enormous KL Tower. Bijoux as it may be, it still preserves many species and features of the expansive diverse rainforest it once was, including monkeys, pythons, lizards and squirrels. It’s probably the only rainforest which you can hike through, then eat in a revolving restaurant directly above! Bukit Nanas serves as an important reminder of the effects of human inhabitation on natural environments – jump on a flight from Dublin to Kuala Lumpar to check it out.

Southern Siberian Rainforest, Siberia

A rainforest in Siberia? It’s snow joke! A temperate, rather than a tropical rainforest, this humid and occasionally even snowy (!) rainforest can reach temperatures as low as -19 degrees Celsius. Home to brown bears, European adders, golden eagles, peregrine falcons and grey wolves (to name but a few), this rare wintery forest also houses a huge variety of trees, including silver birch and Siberian pine. A truly unusual rainforest!

So take a trip to one of these wild and beautiful natural rainforests, to learn about some of the most important eco-systems Earth offers. As educationally rich as they are rich in natural beauty, these rainforests are sure to inspire you.

How a Home Business Contributes to Global Environmental Preservation

Would you agree with the statement, “preserving the global natural environment is critical to the well being every person on this planet.” The big question is how you can take effective action and why you would want to.

Here’s my story about why I choose to take action and exactly how my home business is making an effective difference.

I have been both a small business owner and have had a few jobs in my life. My motivation used to be solely about just making a profit or making a living. As I got older I became more and more concerned about what humanity is doing to mother natures sustainability. I realized that I wanted and even needed to take some kind of action that would make a meaningful contribution to a solution for preserving the global environment. I also realized that my vision for global preservation might be too large and abstract for me to make an impact in a general way. So I needed to find a specific target for my effort and action. I am not a billionaire, so I could not start a global foundation or company.

Like most people and you may be included, it is hard to take the time and effort to take action on something that does not have anything to do with creating an income and paying your bills. I was in this position, I spent most of my time pursuing an income and profit, this left no time or energy left for taking important action on the environment. If you are like me or most people, doing something positive that is bigger than ourselves and our self interest is very fulfilling. But it can be hard to do when you are spending all your time at a job, pursuing money and worrying about how you will pay for your life..

A few years ago I decided to find a way to both create an income and lifestyle while I simultaneously contributed to an effective and meaningful action toward global environmental preservation.

What I found was a company that I could partner with as an independent associate/distributor. This company was started with a dedicated mission and vision to preserve the Amazon Rainforest. If you know anything about the Amazon and how critical its survival is to the global environment, then you know that this is a critical mission. Through partnering with this company as an independent business owner, I take part in this mission for saving the Amazon Rainforest. I make money, create a lifestyle for myself and my family. My energy, passion and effort goes toward a successful global environmental preservation effort.

This companies efforts are the single most effective and successful effort to save the Amazon Rainforest that exists in the world today. The products that they produce and that I distribute are from the Rainforest and are of the purest organic and sustainably produced possible. Everything that we produce is viewed through the lens of sustainability. From the ingredients to the packaging. The benefits people get from the products are real and of high value. There are only positive results and benefits for everyone concerned, for the rainforest and for the planet.

The indigenous Amazon tribes that live in the Rainforest are also partners, who also benefit with income and a lifestyle for themselves and their families.

By being part of this mission and vision through my home based business, I truly feel that I am contributing to a better world.

Do you ever think about what is truly important in the world today? Do you want to be part of something greater than yourself? We live in a world today where there is a lot greed, over consumption and a lack of caring for the planet and our fellow humans. It is conscious caring people who choose to take action that will create the positive change we need on this planet. Choose to be part of a positive action for change for global environmental preservation and the health of everyone you know and care about.

Home Business Money Tree: 2 Idiot-Proof Steps

Creating a home business money tree is probably something you’d like to do. So what I’m going to go through right now is 2 simple steps that will radically change the way you look at the home business industry. These two steps could literally make you thousands of dollars.

Home Business Money Tree Step 1: Sprout Leaves

In the rainforest, light is at a minimum, especially for new trees. So it is important for you as a new marketer or home business entrepreneur to begin sprouting leaves as soon as possible in order to ensure survival. What do I mean by that? You need advertising. And I don’t just mean paid advertising. Obviously, there are a number of highly effective free advertising methods available. But initially a large percentage of your time and financial investment has to be focused on advertising. I believe that beginning home business entrepreneurs should initially work on paid newsletter marketing in order to get the most immediate results, but whatever you do, focus all of your energy on advertising and self branding at the beginning. Living an extravagant lifestyle can wait.

Home Business Money Tree Step 2: Continually Water

The benefit of living in the rainforest is a constant supply of water. So how can you ensure that your business, especially an online business, has a constant stream of traffic every day? Well, to put it simply, you have to give people a reason to visit your site every day. Be diligent about producing fresh content with current and pertinent information. Also, invite the viewers of your website to comment on the information and posts that you produce. Building a community around your business and around your website will ensure a consistent stream of traffic from now into the future. Just like a tree in the rainforest meshes and melds with the ecosystem around it, you have to continually bring value to your loyal website followers, and their dollars will thank you for it.

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