The tree canopy in the Tambopata National Reserve of the Peruvian Amazon
© Patrick Brandenburg/Tandem Stills + Motio
Under the canopy for World Environment Day. Happy trees = Clean air
We’re gazing up at the tree canopy in the Tambopata National Reserve of the Peruvian Amazon. The Amazon rainforest covers 60 percent of Peru’s total landmass, stretching over 37,000 square miles.Today is World Environment Day, and this year’s theme is about air quality. Why show trees to talk about air? Because a healthy forest acts like a natural air filter. Plants absorb large amounts of carbon dioxide and help filter pollutants from the air. Robust forests mean clean air for all. Thanks, trees!