Resilient forest

Resilient is a tribute to the people who fight against climate change.

Resilient is a series of 3 pieces made with natural materials that speak about different conflicts and denounce how our actions have led the planet to a stressed situation.

Resilient Forest: In this piece, we find wild rose thorn, spruce branches, and sogro brooms.

Design: Aloma Lafontana
Photo: Garcia Morales
MUAH: Estefania Vaqué
Model: Júlia Lara Jímenez

Deforestation ravages the Earth’s forests and jungles on a massive scale. Forests still cover about 30 percent of the world’s regions, but zones with the size of Panama are lost every year. Rainforests and jungles could disappear completely within a hundred years if the current rate of deforestation continues.

Deforestation has many negative effects on the environment. The most dramatic impact is the loss of habitat for millions of species. Seventy percent of animals and plants inhabit the Earth’s forests and many cannot survive with the deforestation that destroys their environment.

Trees play a crucial role in absorbing the greenhouse gases responsible for global warming. Having less forest means emitting more greenhouse gases into the atmosphere and a higher speed and severity of climate change. Trees also help perpetuate the hydrological cycle by returning water vapor to the atmosphere.

The most viable solution would be to take care of our forests, managing plant resources carefully to ensure that forest environments remain intact. The felling that takes place must be done in a balanced way by planting enough young trees to replace the older ones in all forests and jungles. The number of new tree plantations is increasing every year, but the total amount stills be a tiny part of the planet’s forest area.