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 from becoming endangered or going completely extinct.
Over 2 billion people rely on forests for shelter, food, fuel, and even cosmetic products or medicines. Without an effort to keep forests healthy and thriving, the habitats would rabidly diminish and leave billions of creatures and people bereft.