The Japanese advocate all citizens to engage in temporary “forest bathing” in order to be centered and live a balanced life in this day of technology and electricity. Because forests are precious we only have so much of it and deforestation has wrecked much of the natural beauty of the world, American angel investor and philanthropist with an expertise in nature, Ara Chackerian, follows the same tenants as the Japanese. Based on his knowledge of nature, Chackerian asserts that forests all over are each unique. Each is different and requires its own plan for preservation depending on its location and ecosystem. Just because parks are ideal for human use does not necessarily mean the same holds true for wildlife. In fact, they prefer more condensed woods on average.
Ara Chackerian states that forests provide value to society for recreation and sports such as hiking, bird watching, biking, running, wild mushroom harvesting, and the like. Forests are also inspirational for the arts. The impressionist artist Monet loved nature so much that he even built a massive garden in his back yard, complete with ponds and many types of flora. Forests also provide revenue sources. “Targeted deforestation” for logging can help fund conservation efforts; Another term for this is “Forest thinning”, for paper products. The state of Michigan is a fine example of a state which balances the interactions of different agencies and private companies that use wood products. For example, Kirtland’s Warbler species of birds are specifically protected by planting trees closer together in order to conserve the birds’ liking better. And at the same time, Michigan benefits by getting $21 Million dollars per year on average added to their budget.
With a career based largely in healthcare, and not just serving as the president and co-founder of Limoapa Teak that helps create eco-friendly and sustainable jobs in Nicaragua, Ara Chackerian has also spent scores of years starting successful companies which deal with Diagnostic Imaging services. One example of this would be the “transcranial magnetic stimulation” to treat mental health. You can visit crunchbase.com for more details.
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