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PROTECTING FORESTS

There is literally no more time left to dither on climate change. Our livelihood and the health of our planet depends on the wild. And we all play a role in protecting it.

Tropical, subtropical, temperate, boreal and polar forests, plantations, low-density woodlands and agroforests are worldwide under great pressure with an approximately 420 million hectares of forest converted to other land uses since 1990.
The world lost around 10 million hectares of forests per year between 2015 and 2020.
Each year, an average of 122 million hectares of forests are affected by fires, pests, diseases, invasive species, drought and adverse weather events(3).
It will take a substantial effort to change course from our current trend of natural resources exploitation towards a population growth able to respect ecosystems.
Rewilding forests it will play a crucial role in the immediate and long-term future. Forests help stabilize the climate, sustain a diversity of life, provide economic opportunities and play effective ways to slow

the consequences of climate change.

We are working together with Indigenous Communities, activists and organizations to help them end deforestation and soil degradation.


 


FONTS: FAO, UNEP 2020, IUFRO 2018