There must always be balance between the environment, sustainability, and practicality. Everyone in the world needs toilet paper and most use other paper products. At the same time, we also need to spend time in nature and unplug from the electronic wonders of the world which we currently use daily. Likewise, local wildlife also needs to survive and live happy lives which are not totally destroyed from over-deforestation. The practice of crop rotation with tree harvesting, and the consideration of many agencies in businesses at once is a practice which is slowly starting to become more common. One example of such business which is utilizing and considering all aspects of the world cohesively is Limonapa Teak. Limonapa is headed by Ara Chackerian, who is formally the chief executive officer of BMC Diagnostics (Diagnostic Imaging services for the health industry), chairman of PipelineRx, and VP at PSS/World Medical (distributor of medical parts).


Having been in the business world, Ara Chackerian understands the need to strike a balance. Limonapa has created jobs for local Nicaraguans and has boosted supply for the teak wood industry worldwide. Teak wood is the most highly prized type of wood in boat & yacht creation for durability and beauty.


According to Patch, the other main party necessary in striking a balance with deforestation and logging in wildlife is actually ourselves. As humans, we need to spend time in nature and get away from some of the stress involved with city life; the Japanese in fact call this the art of shinrin-yoku, or “Forest bathing”. It is highly advised by the Japanese government that everyone spend time relaxing in nature to find peace more easily.




Finally, from the perspective of the wildlife themselves, some particular species actually need trees that are grouped closer together in order to survive. The Kirtland’s Warbler species of birds in Michigan needs trees that are grouped together in pairs of two. We as humans on the other hand sometimes prefer more aesthetically beautiful parks and trees which are spaced out a little more. But in the state of Michigan, they have implemented selective “forest thinning” and rotation, while looking after the Kirtland’s Warbler. The result has been a net surplus of 21 million dollars per year added to the Michigan state budget.



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