Our planet’s forests take up a sizable chunk of Earth – about thirty-one percent, to be more exact. Forests and other natural habitats contribute more to the rest of the world than one might imagine. Humans depend on forests for some of the air we breathe and the other resources we use, like wood. While it’s obviously important to maintain and protect these areas for our future generations, a staggering amount of wild animals also depend on forests and conservation efforts to keep Read More
Forest conservation is the general practice of working to protect and maintain the planet’s natural forested areas and other equally important habitats. The goals of conservation are to ensure a healthy forest ecosystem by minimizing human intervention and allowing the forest to thrive. It involves a level of upkeep that is not only beneficial to the forest and surrounding wildlife, but for future generations of any Earth-dwelling life. Forest conservation is also a constant effort to reverse the damage done to these systems Read More
The conservation ethic and United States Forest Service are two major parts responsible for conserving and protecting our remaining forests and their wildlife. The conservation ethic is a concept with the main goal of our natural world including forests and other natural biological habitats. United States Forest Service has a similar focus in mind; to sustain the productivity and overall health of our planet’s remaining forests and natural ecosystems.
The Amazon Rainforest is the largest and most densely populated forest in the world, and has commonly been referred to as “the lungs of the Earth”. The great mass of trees and wildlife is known for producing a considerable amount of the oxygen that we consume. The most common percentage reported is twenty; however, the forest itself and its wildlife consume a good amount of that as well.
The United States has a wealth of large forests, most of which are found to the West of the Mississippi River. The largest national forest is the Alaskan forest, Tongass. The monstrous and dense constellation of greenery covers almost 17 acres. It encompasses a vast majority of Southeast Alaska and the Alaskan Panhandle.