Each year since 2015 World Wildlife Day has adopted a theme to focus the energies of organisations around the world working to protect the biodiversity of our planet. Among these themes over the past decade have been ‘The future of Wildlife is in our hands’, ‘Big cats – predators under threat’, and ‘Forests and Livelihoods: sustaining people and planet’.
“Over the last 50 years the population size of vertebrate species has decreased by 68 %. What’s more, close to 40% of amphibian, 25 % of mammals and 14 % of birds are in danger of extinction.”
Eva-Last, a global manufacturer and supplier of bamboo-composite building materials, has a distinct environmental culture and focus in all that it does. Dedicated to helping conserve nature, Eva-Last not only sources more sustainable and recyclable materials to produce its composite products, but employs green manufacturing practices with its zero waste policy and use of solar power in the production facilities. Amongst Eva-Last’s many satisfied clients, are some of the most acclaimed game lodges on the planet. Contributing to guests’ enjoyment and personal enrichment, as they immerse themselves in nature, is a huge factor in the satisfaction that Eva-Last garners in its pursuit of excellence in the field of sustainable building materials.
“We use bamboo in all three of our decking ranges, as well as our cladding products, and bamboo is far less impactful on the environment than timber. A typical tree that yields wood for construction purposes requires 20 years to reach maturation after harvesting while bamboo only takes a quarter of the time,” says Chapman.