Adressing Deforestation


Some 13 million hectares of the world’s forests are lost due to deforestation each year. The annual net loss of forest area between 2000 and 2005 was 7.3 million hectares (equivalent to the net loss of almost 2% of the world’s forests).

Forests used to be seen primarily as a source of timber production. Now they are recognised as being important for biological diversity, maintenance of ecosystem services and the mitigation of climate change. This is sustainable forest management.

The connection between deforestation and climate change:

Through purchasing trees in Brazil:

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