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October 17, 2016
CEMEX, S.A.B. de C.V. (“CEMEX”) (NYSE: CX) announced today the release of “A Geography of Hope: Saving the Last Primary Forests,” the fourth edition of CEMEX Nature Series. Continuing the tradition of excellence of the 20 volumes published by CEMEX in its previous series—the Conservation Books Series—“A Geography of Hope” combines extraordinary photography with direct prose to warn us about the urgent need to preserve our fragile planet’s natural resources.
CEMEX enjoyed the privilege of collaborating with Conservation International, Earth In Focus, and The Wild Foundation in the publication of this book. The work of these organizations was essential to the production of “A Geography of Hope,” enabling CEMEX’s commitment to the environment to reach millions of people, inviting them to preserve our primary forests and their rich biodiversity.
“A Geography of Hope: Saving the Last Primary Forests” underscores the spectacular environmental, cultural, and spiritual value of our planet’s primary forests—that are fast disappearing as a result of human activity. These ecosystems afford unmatched carbon storage, offer an invaluable source of freshwater, support the livelihood of more than 400 million people worldwide, and provide the crucial seeds necessary to reforest degraded areas. Their conservation is absolutely critical to reduce the significant dependence on fossil fuels. Indeed, the protection, restoration, and reforestation of primary tropical forests alone could provide 50 percent of the climate mitigation scientists deem necessary over the next fifty years.
CEMEX recognizes the need to conserve ecosystems to ensure the well-being and sustainable development of our planet, and encourages joint efforts to prioritize the protection of the earth’s remaining primary forests. This work is essential to achieve the goals of international climate agreements.
Through this latest volume of its Conservation Book Series, CEMEX reaffirms its commitment to environmental protection, and hopes readers of the book will join the growing wave of worldwide conservation actions to preserve ecosystems throughout every corner of our planet.
Building upon a strong foundation of science, partnership and field demonstration, Conservation International (CI) empowers societies to responsibly and sustainably care for nature and our global biodiversity for the well-being of people. Founded in 1987, CI is headquartered in the Washington, D.C. area and employs a staff of more than 800 in 30 countries on six continents, with nearly 1,000 partners around the world. For more information, please visit: www.conservation.org.
Earth In Focus uses its scientific and photographic professional knowledge to tell insightful, captivating stories in a unique blend of science and creative vision. Earth In Focus images are used to promote the valuable work of conservation organizations and have appeared in books, magazines, journals, and web pages around the world.
As the heart of the global wilderness community for over 40 years, The WILD Foundation protects wilderness while meeting the needs of human communities, working across cultures and boundaries by collaborating with local peoples, organizations, the private sector, and governments to create dynamic practical projects and communications initiatives. WILD’s work promotes and demonstrates Nature Needs Half, a vision and a common-sense, practical approach that helps create a reciprocal, balanced relationship between people and nature, based on state-of-the-art scientific analysis and time-tested traditional knowledge and wisdom. For more information, please visit: www.wild.org.
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Tropical Forest, Xingu River, Pará, Brazil
Photographer: Cristina Mittermeier
Uncompahgre National Forest, Colorado, United States
Photographer: Carr Clifton
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