Amazon at the Gallery of Photography, Temple Bar

The Amazon Exhibition runs The Gallery of Photography in Meeting House Square, Dublin until 01 April. The exhibition brings together the work of 2 award winning photographers, Sebastião Salgado and Per-Anders Pettersson, highlighting the incredible beauty of the region and how Sky Rainforest Rescue is helping to tackle deforestation in the Amazon rainforest. Sky and WWF have joined forces to create Sky Rainforest Rescue, a three-year project which aims to help save one billion trees in the state of Acre in north-west Brazil.

Every minute, an area of Amazon forest the size of three football pitches is lost and global deforestation is responsible for up to 15% of the world’s greenhouse gas emissions – that’s roughly the same as all the world’s cars, planes, trains and ships put together.

Tackling deforestation must play an important part in how we fight global warming which is why, through this exhibition Sky and WWF hope to inspire people to get involved and help save a billion trees. The public can make regular donations to Sky Rainforest Rescue, by adopting a jaguar from €3 a month, sponsoring an acre of forest or, making a one-off donation of any amount with €20 helping to save 1000 trees, or even taking part in a fundraising event. For more information visit their official site.

WWF is one of the world’s largest and most respected independent conservation organisations, with almost 5 million supporters and a global network active in over 100 countries. WWF’s mission is to stop the degradation of the earth’s natural environment and to build a future in which humans live in harmony with nature, by conserving the world’s biological diversity, ensuring that the use of renewable natural resources is sustainable, and promoting the reduction of pollution and wasteful consumption. WWF-UK has devolved offices in Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland. WWF Northern Ireland works with government, businesses, communities and individuals to encourage effective protection and management of our own precious natural environment and to reduce the demands which our lifestyles are making on the wider planet. Our key priorities in Ireland are safeguarding our rivers and lakes, safeguarding our marine environment, tackling climate change and promoting sustainable living.

Admission is free.

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