A Greenpeace activist hands a Chang(e) Caravan brochure to a motorist passing the Greenpeace-led elephant caravan along a road in Nakhon Nayok province, 110 kilometers from Bangkok, during the fourth leg of the Chang(e) Caravan. The symbol of Nakhon N...

Photo | September 16, 2009

A Greenpeace activist hands a Chang(e) Caravan brochure to a motorist passing the Greenpeace-led elephant caravan along a road in Nakhon Nayok province, 110 kilometers from Bangkok, during the fourth leg of the Chang(e) Caravan. The symbol of Nakhon Nayok province is an elephant holding rice stalks over his head, a reminder of the days when there were many wild elephants in the rice producing province before deforestation led to dwindling elephant populations. The forests of Khao Yai, one of the last few remaining forests in Thailand, occupy part of the province. Forests maintain ecological systems and play a vital role in stabilizing the world’s climate. The Greenpeace-led Chang(e) Caravan is calling on world leaders ahead of the UN General Assembly in New York on September 22 to take decisive action to stop deforestation as the first and foremost mitigation action to stop climate change.

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