Forest Conservation Critical In Battle Against Climate Change
Deforestation is responsible for about 20 percent of the rise in greenhouse gases in the atmosphere. Forest conservation is a critical part of the solution to climate change, water conservation and overall sustainability.
Reforestation and Forest Conservation
- Captures carbon dioxide from the atmosphere to help minimize global warming and climate change;
- Preserves wildlife habitat and biodiversity;
- Controls flooding by minimizing runoff and topsoil loss; and
- Creates local jobs and sustainable economic opportunities.