Forests and Livelihoods: Sustaining people and the planet
Wednesday, 03 March 2020 is World Wildlife Day and this year it will be celebrated under the theme “Forests and Livelihoods: Sustaining People and Planet”, to highlight the central role of forests, species, and ecosystem services in sustaining the livelihoods of hundreds of millions of people globally.
This year’s theme highlights the importance of conserving forest ecosystems for our own health and wellbeing. At BiobiN, we are emphasising the importance of proper and environmentally sound organic waste management, to protect ecologically sensitive ecosystems such as forests.
By adopting organic waste management technology for large-scale composting, we can prevent sending large volumes of food waste to landfill where it would have adverse effects on the surrounding environment and wildlife.
With an agricultural intensive economy, it is important that we adopt ways to preserve the quality of our soil, without the use of synthetic fertilisers and pesticides. Bringing this issue to the fore, food waste should be seen as a valuable resource, an opportunity to create compost, that can be used as an alternative to agricultural synthetics.
As wildlife is dependent on a larger ecological network that includes our agricultural systems, it is important that we focus on preserving the health of our soils as well as keeping the environment pollution-free.