Facts about Deforestation

Deforestation IS your problem

    1. If deforestation continues at the present rate, the entirety of the earths rainforests will be gone in less than 100 years
    2. Approximately 30% of our planets land is made up of forests
    3. Our rainforests are more important than you might think – just the amazon rain forest actually equates for 20% of the entire worlds oxygen
    4. Out of all of the world’s tropical forest, more than half has already been destroyed.
    5. 7.3 Million Hectares – the world’s total forest loss to date
    6. The biggest driver of deforestation is Agriculture
    7. Our tree play a crucial part in absorbing greenhouse gases – the less trees we have the more greenhouse gases are free to enter the atmosphere – ultimately speeding up and greatly worsening global warming
    8. Changing the rate of deforestation enough to matter is a difficult task, however, it is achievable – trees need to be replaced as rapidly as they are lost, the lost forests from over time also need to be replaced
    9. We may only be tiny fraction of the world’s population but we can help – we can sign petitions and donate to charities and causes that strive to save our trees – we can also ensure we buy FSC Certified wood and paper products; this ensures that the products have come from responsibly managed forests
    10. If you are a company who manufactures, sells, or deals in anyway with wood and paper products, get I touch, and get FSC Certified now!
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