Despite the mobilization, forests continue to decline.

Since the beginning of the 20th century, the planet has lost 20% of its forests.
Every year, 13 million hectares of forests disappear, mainly in Brazil, Indonesia, Nigeria and Burma.

More than any other ecosystem, forests store carbon in their biomass
and limit its concentration in the atmosphere.
Forests are natural barriers that protect coastal areas from erosion,
rising water levels and cyclones.

In that respect, reforestation and forest preservation programs help to both limit rising temperatures and to better adapt to them by limiting their impacts.

The mangrove forests in Indonesia

Mangrove forests are one of the world’s richest ecosystems and protect the coastline from erosion and storms. Yet Indonesia’s strong industrialization since the 1960s has led to the loss of forests, which have been transformed into rice fields, shrimp and prawn production basins, and intensive palm oil plantations for the high parts. The North Sumatra […]

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The Sundarbans in India

Consisting of a hundred islands of which half are uninhabited, the Sundarban delta is currently the world’s most vast mangrove area. As a National Park that straddles both India and Bangladesh, it is preserved as part of the World Heritage of Humanity for its rich biodiversity.

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The Amazon in Peru

The tropical forest covers nearly half of Peru’s territory and is the third most vast forest in the world, after Brazil and the Democratic Republic of the Congo. Since 1983, part of its area is protected and preserved within a National Park, and has been recognized as a UNESCO cultural and natural heritage of humanity […]

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The mangrove forests in Senegal

Mangrove forests develop between land and sea in humid tropical and subtropical areas. They are one of the world’s richest ecosystems and are essential to the life cycles of fish species: most fish worldwide reproduce in mangrove areas. In Senegal where they are used for firewood, construction wood and charcoal, mangroves have been excessively cut […]

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