The purpose of this info-graphic is to open our eyes to the imperative details about forests and their benefits to the society. Hopefully this will encourage you to help preserve forests by adopting a climate-friendly lifestyle.
Forestry: An Undeniable Importance
The importance of forests cannot be understated. Humanity relies heavily on forests and forestry in itself for its essential continuation. Forestry is so important that it influences things such as the oxygen that we breathe in and the wood we use to carve out furniture. Aside from administering territories for animals and livelihoods for humans, forests prevent soil depletion and moderate climate change. However, despite our dependence on forests, we are still enabling them to disappear by not caring enough for them.
Here is a brief synopsis of how forestry affected your life today:
Did you have your breakfast today? Commute to work in a minibus or automobile recently? Sat on a chair? Created and executed a shopping list? Have you used tissue paper this month? These are just some of the things you couldn’t have done without the output from our forests. Forest outputs are an indispensable part of our daily lives, and they influence our world in more ways than we can imagine.
The Bottom-line about Forestry
Forests employ over 13 million people around the globe.
Additionally, 300 million people dwell in forests, including 60 million autochthonous people. However, every year, we continue to mistreat our forests. Within the years 1990 and 2015, the world has lost over 130 million elements of the forest. To put that number into perspective, that is an area that is about the size of South Africa.
When we take away from the forest, it is not just the trees that die; we lose an entire ecosystem an endanger its species, leaving us with dire consequences.