Protect our Woods and Forests
Updated: Jan 17, 2019
Protect and Replenish our Forests.
Forests are a necessity for life on earth, providing habitats for up to 80% of the terrestrial biodiversity and preventing soil erosion, desertification and land degradation. They also play a vital role in maintaining global climate stability, absorbing 1.5 billion tonnes of carbon emissions per year. Nevertheless, 5.2 million hectares of forest are lost on an annual basis. These alarming facts are indicative of the crisis that is facing the world’s forests as a result of unsustainable land-use and the over-exploitation of forest resources.
The long-term effects of destroying our forests are numerous and severe. A lack of effective stewardship leads to the loss of habitats for millions of species, a disruption of water cycles and the destruction of homes and livelihoods as well as contributing to climate change. Effective forest management is therefore key to passing on healthy forests to future generations. - from FuturePolicy.org
Other Facts & Statistics
Trees absorb carbon dioxide and potentially harmful gasses, such as sulphur dioxide, carbon monoxide, from the air and release oxygen. One large tree can supply a day's supply of oxygen for four people. One large tree can absorb up to 100 gallons of water out of the ground and discharge it into the air in a day.
Carbon dioxide is one of the most harmful greenhouse gasses and filtering carbon dioxide
out of the air is what trees do best.
It costs 38 trillion dollars to create oxygen for 6 months for all human beings on Earth.
Trees do it for FREE.
Important relationship between Forests and Air
( Fact - we need oxygen from trees to survive and to constantly remain focussed )
According to a recent study the more Trees we're surrounded by, the lower our stress levels.
Trees provide food, protection and homes for many insects, birds and mammals.
Each year, one person uses wood and paper products equivalent to a 100 foot tree
18 inches in diameter.
Trees are the protectors of the earth, however, it is our turn to protect them.