Why Trees Are Important For Humanity?
Trees cover one third of the Earth’s land mass, performing vital functions like creating oxygen and protecting our water supply. Around 1.6 billion people – including more than 2,000 indigenous cultures – depend on forests for their livelihood.
Despite all of these priceless ecological, economic, social and health benefits, global deforestation continues at an alarming rate – 13 million hectares of forest are destroyed annually. Deforestation accounts for 12 to 20 percent of the global greenhouse gas emissions that contribute to climate change.
Here is a very important infographic on forest facts, from why we should concerned with today’s deforestation rates, to why trees are important for humanity.
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The infographic was made for the International Day of Forests, by Crowes Sawmills Ltd.