If we’re not careful, the breathtaking presence and all the biodiversity that comes with a rainforest and other wooded lands will cease to exist. Species of animals yet discovered will vanish. Clean air, medicinal miracles, and a stable environment are all at risk. Any place possessing an
Wherever there is land and enough water, seeds will be transported and plants and trees will start to grow. In time, if conditions are right, a forest will become established. Almost all land in the tropics was originally covered by forest, as was most land in the
Protecting the world’s forests is a key priority in the fight against climate change. Deforestation is causing harmful greenhouse gas emissions being released into the Earth’s atmosphere but it’s not too late to take action. Why do we care about deforestation? Whether you live in the Amazon
If you’ve ever spent time by the sea in a tropical place, you’ve probably noticed distinctive trees that rise from a tangle of roots wriggling out of the mud. These are mangroves—shrub and tree species that live along shores, rivers, and estuaries in the tropics and subtropics.
In the United States, which contains 8 percent of the world’s forests, there are more trees than there were 100 years ago. According to the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), “Forest growth nationally has exceeded harvest since the 1940s. By 1997, forest growth exceeded harvest by 42 percent and the