Save the Orchid Species - Save the Rain Forest
              http://www.orchidconservationalliance.org/OCA/OCA_JoinUs.html


Many orchid species as well as thousands of plant species, wild life, birds, etc. living  in the rain forest are being
lost forever because of deforestation, (slashing and burning ) of the rain forests around the world.
The Orchid Conservation Alliance  purchases acres of orchid rich rain forests destined for destruction so that
new generations will be able to see orchid species growing in nature as well as wild life, birds, reptiles and  
others inhabiting the rain forest.
The ORCHID CONSERVATION ALLIANCE  (OCA) IS IN THE PROCESS OF RAISING FUNDS TO PURCHASE
ORCHID RICH ACREAGE IN VARIOUS COUNTRIES SUCH AS ECUADOR, BRAZIL, COLOMBIA, ETC.  THE BOARD OF
DIRECTORS AND ITS MEMBERS ARE DEDICATED TO THIS PROJECT.

I am personally acquainted with some of the directors of this fine organization and in February 2014, our Hilo
Orchid Society invited Mr. Ronald Kaufman, Ph.D., as a speaker on Orchid Conservation.  The local Hilo Tribune
was present at the Hilo Orchid Society meeting and wrote a large article in their news paper on conserevation
of orchid species in the  rain forest

Please get involved and  help preserve stretches of rain forests for new generations to come by  joining OCA
and donate so they can purchase more stretches of rain forests and keep them from being destroyed forever.
http://www.orchiconservationalliance.org/OCA/OCA_JoinUs.html

The following article on deforestation is posted on the National Geographic web site under "Deforestation"
http://environment.nationalgeographic.com/environment/global-warming/deforestation-overview/

Article on Global deforestation:
http://www.globalchange.umich.edu/globalchange2/current/lectures/deforest/deforest.html

DEFORESTATION OF RAIN FOREST IN BRAZIL - ECUADOR