Rainforest destruction leads to short term profits. Logging and palm oil plantations are big money industries, and employ many people. Yet, these industries are dangerous for the long term health of local communities and the world. Destroying forests increases pollution and disease. It dramatically worsens our climate change problem.
Health in Harmony is an organization that provides alternative sources of income for local populations, such as by providing training and support for sustainable farming or giving goats to low income women (they can sell the milk and manure). It also partners with healthcare organizations to provide discounted health costs for local families.
By helping the human population, Health in Harmony is helping to save the rainforests and the wildlife too.