The beautiful island archipelago is committed to the stewardship of nature. The variety of species is great, and many species are unique to the archipelago. The UN is helping ensure that biodiversity can be maintained.
A giant, 900-year-old Amazon tree is the destination of eco-friendly hikes through the rainforest near Santarém in northern Brazil. Ecotourism helps to preserve it and to protect the nature reserve from deforestation.
A Decade to Deliver the Global Goals
Illegal gold prospectors are threatening the Manu National Park in Peru, which is a World Heritage Site. More species of wild animals and plants have been documented in Peru than anywhere else on Earth.
In a speech given from a submersible, Seychelles President Daniel Faure has called for stronger protection of the oceans. His island nation is one of many threatened by global warming.
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