International Day of Forests April 21 2018.
Each year more than 13 million hectares (32 million acres) of forests are lost, an area roughly the size of England.. As go the forests, so grow the plant and animal species that they embrace – 80% of all terrestrial biodiversity. Most importantly, forests play a critical role in climate change including global warming: deforestation results in 12-18 percent of the world’s carbon emissions – almost equal to all the CO2 from the global transport sector. Equally crucial, healthy forests are one of the world’s primary ‘carbon sinks.’
Today, forests cover more than 30% of the world’s land and contain more than 60,000 tree species, many as of yet unidentified. Forests provide food, fiber, water and medicines for approximately 1.6 billion of the world’s poorest people, including indigenous peoples with unique cultures.
Lets celebrate International Day of forests with 8 years old Little Professor Zidane Hamid.