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Josh Mitchell
Josh Mitchell Campaign leader

Forests cover 31% of the land area on our planet. They produce vital oxygen and provide homes for people and wildlife. Many of the world’s…Read More

Deforestation | Threats | WWF

Forests cover 31% of the land area on our planet. They produce vital oxygen and provide homes for people and wildlife. Many of the world’s most threatened and endangered animals live in forests, and 1.6 billion people rely on benefits forests offer, including food, fresh water, clothing, traditional medicine and shelter. But forests around the…Read More
Josh Mitchell
Josh Mitchell Campaign leader

A more workable solution is to carefully manage forest resources by eliminating clear-cutting to make sure that forest environments remain…Read More

Deforestation Facts, Deforestation Information, Effects of Deforestation - National Geographic

National Geographic
Modern-Day Plague Deforestation is clearing Earth's forests on a massive scale, often resulting in damage to the quality of the land. Forests still cover about 30 percent of the world’s land area, but swaths the size of Panama are lost each and every year. The world’s rain forests could completely vanish in a hundred years at the current rate…Read More
Josh Mitchell
Josh Mitchell Campaign leader

Man's desire to make money by any means and corruption among politicians and government officials are the root causes of deforestation even…Read More

Deforestation: Facts, Causes & Effects

LiveScience.com
Deforestation: Facts, Causes & Effects Jessie Szalay, LiveScience Contributor   |   March 06, 2013 04:20pm ET Deforestation is the permanent destruction of forests in order to make the land available for other uses. An estimated 18 million acres (7.3 million hectares) of forest — roughly the size of Panama — are lost each year, according to…Read More
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