In Belize, over the last 30 years, a large rainforest reserve has remained undamaged, and the benefits in terms of offsetting carbon emissions cannot be overstated. The trees, other vegetation and the soil are vast carbon sinks which absorb and lock away the carbon from atmospheric carbon dioxide. Similarly, in Sabah, Northern Borneo, Orang Utan corridors are being developed, with the Kinabatangan Wildlife Sanctuary boasting 612 species, including proboscis monkeys and pygmy elephants. Reforestation - replanting many thousands of rainforest trees - is now well established in the region now that its importance has been recognised.
Photo: tree nursery in Borneo