The Earth’s Tropical Watersheds are rapidly being deforested with direct impact on global water supply. Satellite photography shows a decline of 468,743,757 acres of forest cover of the Amazon, Congo Basins and Southeast Asia with a steady loss of 18,749,750 acres per year . Studies have shown a direct correlation between this tropical deforestation and global reduction of rainfall in the U.S. and Europe [2-4]. The hardest hit by local deforestation droughts are the poorest communities. Where irrigation systems were installed to compensate for declining rainfall, underground water tables are now failing due to lack of forest watersheds to recharge the aquifers. Our goal is to establish a protection system in perpetuity to preserve one of the world’s largest tropical watersheds (the Cardamom Rainforest Landscape, Cambodia] and make it a global model for watershed and forest protection. We will implement protection and publicize the model through a global communications.
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