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EditPhoto Description:No matter where you live, forests make your life possible. When a forest is lost anywhere, people feel it everywhere.
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EditImage Description:Clouds rise through Bwindi Impenetrable National Park, home to the endangered mountain gorilla.
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Robert Frost had it right — the woods are lovely, dark and deep.


They’re our respite. Our places of peace. Our natural air filters. Our water factories. Our medicine cabinets. We literally can’t live without them.

So why are they disappearing?

Why are our forests important?

Air We Breathe

As you read this paragraph, you’re breathing, and a forest helped make it possible. That’s because forests are “the lungs of the Earth,” absorbing carbon dioxide from the atmosphere and releasing oxygen that human beings need to survive. And forests’ influence goes beyond that simple, amazing process: We also know that they play a critical role in managing clouds, wind, humidity, air quality and rainfall patterns — in ways we are just beginning to understand.

Climate Stability

Carbon dioxide and other gases in Earth’s atmosphere trap the sun’s heat. Too little CO2, or too much of it, and the planet can’t support life. Forests help make sure the amount of CO2 in the atmosphere is just right. Over hundreds of millions of years, forests have perfected the ability to capture CO2 from the air through photosynthesis — including much of the extra carbon generated by human activities.

Jobs And Prosperity

Forests are economic engines — with an incredible amount of horsepower. For example, almost one in four people depends on forests for their livelihoods in some way. Every year, people trade more than US$ 300 billion worth of forest products like timber, bamboo, fruits and mushrooms. And the biodiversity found within forests is key to new medical discoveries, with nature-based products accounting for an estimated 42% of the revenue generated from the world’s top-selling pharmaceuticals.

Water We Drink

Forests are nature’s water factories. They capture, store, purify and then gradually release clean water to towns and cities located downstream. When forests are lost, these factories stop humming. Erosion and sediment increases, and water flows become more unreliable — leading to greater floods, periods of low water flow and threats to drinking supplies.

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EditTitle:Deforestation and degradation
EditText:Despite their immense value, nearly half of the world’s forests have been lost. What’s worse, we’re cutting them down at greater rates each year to plant crops, graze cattle and generate income from timber and other forest products. And while it’s true that much of the world’s deforestation occurs in developing countries, it’s being driven by demand from developed countries. It’s a global problem.

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EditText:When forests are cleared, they emit CO2 back into the atmosphere and put humanity on a dangerous collision course with the worst of climate change. And the problem is enormous. Deforestation accounts for about 11% of global greenhouse gas emissions caused by humans — that's comparable to the emissions from all of the cars and trucks on Earth combined. Conversely, planting trees is a win-win: It gives us a safe, low-cost way to remove carbon from the atmosphere while also providing benefits to people.

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EditText:More than half of all tropical protected areas may be “empty forests” — containing trees but few animals as a result of overexploitation and uncontrolled hunting. As a result, everybody loses. Animal species are in danger of extinction. Tree species face unwelcome changes because the animals that disperse seeds throughout the forest have disappeared. And last, but certainly not least, local people lose an important supply of protein.

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EditText:Since we started, CI has worked to ensure the world’s most important forests are protected for future generations. That work has helped to place nearly 40 million hectares (nearly 99 million acres) of forests under protection. We also recognize, however, that protected areas aren’t enough. That’s why CI works to make the sustainable use of forests the foundation of healthy societies around the world.
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EditImage Alt Text:Kayapo man on top of the mountains with forest. © Cristina Mittermeier
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EditText title:Making standing forests valuable
EditText:We know forests are important. But it’s still true that in our current economic framework, they’re worth more cut than standing. For more than a decade, CI has been working to change that. We’re carrying out science that’s helping us better understand forests’ value, and we’re working with local communities to test new ways of conservation that provide more benefits to people. The lessons we’ve learned together with our partners are proving that change is indeed possible.
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EditImage Alt Text:The forest in Manú National Park. © Benjamin Drummond
EditCaption Title:REDD+: Saving Forests to Keep Our Climate Safe
EditCaption Description:CI helps build the global system that makes forests more valuable when they’re standing than when they’re cut.​
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EditImage Alt Text:Santa Cruz highland forest. © Will Turner
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