- Plant more trees
- Switch to a plant based diet so there's less need for land for livestock
- Raise awareness about what's going on
Effects on Health
According to the EPA, Environmental Protection Agency, biodiversity can help protect people from newer diseases. Having the different trees around you could prevent you from getting new viruses like Lyme disease and West Nile virus.
Also, scientists at the University of Michigan estimate that only 1% of all the plant species present in rainforests have been screened for potential medical use. So, when we cut down forests we are erasing a hope for a cure for things like cancer.