Forests are home to more than half of all species found on land, a rich variety of life that keeps many of our most vital natural systems running – from keeping our climate stable by absorbing carbon dioxide and releasing oxygen, to regulating our water supply and improving its quality. We strongly believe and push-forwards the Buffer zones for forest reserves.
Over one billion people live in and around forests and depend on them for fuel, food and medicines. And all of us use wood in our daily lives: in fact, global demand for timber products is expected to more than triple over the next three decades.
Unfortunately, human impacts have already led to the loss of around 40% of the world’s forests. And we’re losing forests at a rate of 10 million hectares per year. Halting deforestation, protecting and sustainably managing forests, and restoring forests have never been more urgent.