Image of the day: declining forests

Not so much an image, but a table showing the decline in world forests:

Some interesting trends: Europe has seen a steady reforestation, while in South America and Africa has seen the largest declines.

The trends are many: drought, wildfires, forestry management practices, new plantations etc.

There is of course the question of biodiversity.

Sure, more trees are good – but maintaining unique and fragile ecosystems is also worth fighting for.

They provide vital ecosystem services.

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