STUDENTS of International School Brunei are deeply concerned about the negative effects of deforestation.
Borneo is a canopy of peace and the lungs of Asia and therefore we need to preserve our rainforests.
This should not start next month or next year but right now before our trees die, the ozone layer collapses, the earth floods and our world comes crumbling to its knees in shame!
The rainforest is like a guardian to protect our planet. It provides a home for many animals and tribal people.
We should care about the animals and plants that live in the rainforest; if we destroy their homes they could become extinct like the dodo bird.
Think about how you would feel if someone is destroying your home!
The rainforest plays a vital role in maintaining and stabilising climate all around the world. It plays a significant part in the water cycle and also absorbs carbon dioxide and dispenses oxygen.
The rainforest is a source of medicine and food. Many of the medicines come from the rainforest so if there isn’t a rainforest, illnesses will remain uncured.
It also protects us from floods, drought and landslides. Without a rainforest we wouldn’t even be standing here.
Furthermore, the rainforest provides an abundance of food such as fruits, coffee, ginger, chewing gum, vanilla, cashew and much more.
Last but not the least, Brunei is famous for its rainforest.
If trees continue to be chopped, tourists may no longer come to Brunei and the country’s incomes will be affected.
Perhaps careful and selective felling of trees will have less impact on the environment.
It can be seen very clearly that the rainforest is important to our continued existence.
Even though there are many threats killing the rainforest and everything in it, there are creative solutions such as the use of sugar cane paper, planting more trees as well as continuing the campaign to reduce large scale deforestation.
We believe that if we work together there will be hope and we can still save the rainforest.
Our serene rainforest has existed for millions of years.
Let us protect it.
While we humans consider ourselves to be really civilised and advanced, in some ways we are not and must seriously reflect on our behaviour before it is too late.
– 6i ISB