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A new Joint Statement of the Collaborative Partnership on Forests

Monday, June 07 , 2021 2608

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Challenges and  Opportunities in Turning the Tide on Deforestation.

 

After the International Day of Biological Diversity on 22 May, we must stress that conserving the planet’s biodiversity also means protecting its forests.

Although they cover just over 30% of the global land area, forests are home to the vast majority of the terrestrial plant and animal species known to science. That includes 80% of amphibian species, 75% of bird species and 68% of mammal species.

Forests and woodlands themselves comprise over 60,000 tree species.

Mangrove forests also serve as a vital link to our marine biodiversity, providing breeding grounds and nurseries for numerous species of fish and shellfish.

 

So, the forest biodiversity is obviously vital.

In both low- and high-income countries, communities that live within forests rely directly on forest biodiversity for their lives and livelihoods, using products derived from forest resources for food, fodder, shelter, energy, medicine, and income generation.

Forest biodiversity benefits much of humanity as a whole through its role in the carbon, water, and nutrient cycles and through its links with food production, including seed dispersal and crop pollination.

And so much more...

 

Some world level NGO's just published a joint statement under the umbrella of the CPF (Collaborative Partnership on Forests).

Please, have a look at it and feel free to download it and spread it around you.

 

The UEF Presidency

 


Related documents:
CPF TTD statement April 2021.pdf

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