International Day of Forests: Tropical Forests Under Threat
Tropical forests cover 7% of global land surface and support over 60% of terrestrial biodiversity. They store an estimated 25% of the world’s carbon and play a pivotal role in regulating the world’s climate.
The extent of deforestation in the tropics is higher than the rest of the world. Forest degradation and deforestation in tropical countries is a major environmental, social, and economic problem, and will continue to be so unless action is taken.
While efforts for tropical forest recovery have centered on forest restoration, efforts to protect existing natural forests and develop sustainable funding mechanisms are arguably vital as well. In this webinar, we showcase efforts around the world that support both tropical forest protection and restoration.
For more information on the webinar visit Tropical Forests Under Threat: Finding Our Way Out of the Woods – MSA FOUNDATION (msa-foundation.org)