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The United Nations General Assembly proclaimed this day to raise awareness of the importance of all types of forests.
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Many aspects of our lives are linked to the forests, and our livelihoods depend highly on nature.
Deforestation and severe forest degradation are the main reasons the world is losing forests for agriculture, unsustainable forest management, intense and increased forest incidences. Human impacts have led to a 40% loss of forests.
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Here are five reasons why we lose forests:
Sustainable management of forests helps combat climate change, and contribute to the prosperity and wellbeing of current and future generations. Forests play a vital role in poverty alleviation and achieving the SDG (Sustainable Development Goals) goals. They contribute to ecological, economic, social and health benefits. Additionally, It is essential to produce and consume forests in a more eco-friendly way for the planet and its inhabitants.
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We can’t underestimate the importance of forests, and we depend on forests to survive. Protecting and restoring forests has never been more urgent.
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