The truth is that trees and plants are being burned, degraded and logged at astonishing rates.
80% of the world’s forests are already destroyed.
Only 20% of forests are properly protected.
Deforestation comes in many forms, including fires, clear-cutting for agriculture, ranching and development, unsustainable logging for timber, and degradation due to climate change.
Trees play an important role in the water cycle, grounding the water in their roots and releasing it into the atmosphere. In the Amazon, more than half the water in the ecosystem is held within the plants. Without trees and plants, the climate becomes dryer.
80% of the world’s terrestrial plants and animals live in forests and are losing their habitats to deforestation. Loss of habitat can lead to species extinction. This is not only a biodiversity tragedy but also has negative consequences for medicinal research and local populations who rely on the animals and plants in the forests for hunting and medicine.
Find out more amazing tree facts on the One Tree Planted website and hear more about their incredible mission to reforest the world.
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