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Cyber Jukebox Benefit For The Rainforests

15/02/01

Some of Australia's finest musicians have donated their songs to help save the rainforests.

At www.rainforestjukebox.org, you can hear 40 tracks of music stream forth to benefit Ecuador's jungle: the monkeys, dolphins, jaguars, mighty trees & indigenous people.

Over 60 Australian artists have contributed to the Rainforest Jukebox including some of Australia's most popular musicians, . Environmental singers and aboriginal bands with songs for the trees, animals and indigenous peoples and a shining future for the Earth.

Proceeds from this benefit support rainforest conservation projects in Ecuador initiated and run by Australian volunteers from the Rainforest Information Centre.

John Seed, who founded the Rainforest Information Centre in 1981 said:

"The rainforests are the womb of life. They are home to half of the world's ten million species of plants and animals. Authori­ ties estimate that more than a million species will become extinct in the next 20 years - an average of perhaps 200 species each day. Satellite photos show that unless we stem the relentless tide of destruction, less than a single human lifetime remains before we will see the utter annihilation of the rainforests - except for those areas that we manage to protect in the meantime. We are the last human generation to be able to do anything about this."

"Merely by visiting http://www.rainforestjukebox.org,web surfers at- tract a donation which buys 2 square feet of threatened rainforest from each sponsor and protects monkeys, jaguars and the pink Amazon River dolphin."

A 1400 word article about this project is available at http://www.rainforestjukebox/network/media.html. This article goes into detail about the plight of the rainforests, the four conservation projects in Ecuador supported by this benefit and the history of the Rainforest Information Centre - the first organisation in the world to devote itself to rainforest conservation over 20 years ago.

Stunning photos of Ecuadorian forests and wildlife are available from http://www.rainforestjukebox/network/media.html

Contact John Seed or Ruth Rosenhek 61 2 66213294, 61 2 66218505, johnseed@ozemail.com.au
Rainforest Information Centre Box 368 Lismore 2480 Australia http://www.forests.org/ric/
http://www.rainforestjukebox.org
61 (0)2 66213294


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