Belgium Remains the Standard Unit for Deforestation

From a piece by the Director of the Forestry Department, Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations …

“Imagine an area the size of Belgium, blanketed by forests and trees which provide food, fuel, medicine, shelter, and incomes for local habitants while conserving soil and water for farms and absorbing carbon from the atmosphere.

Now, imagine that area stripped entirely of its trees. This is the amount of forest area lost to the world each year.

Halting Deforestation: From Aspiration to Action

If you would like to help save the rain forests, visit the Size of Wales web site.


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