PAPER:THE FACTS No.1
The first in a series of posts busting the myths about paper!
WELL-MANAGED FORESTS BRING MULTIPLE BENEFITS FOR SOCIETY.
Forests provide more than 86 million green jobs globally and support the livelihoods of many more people.1 Forests can also have recreational and cultural importance. They provide wood products and renewable energy, natural carbon capture and storage, and other ecosystem services such as controlling floods and droughts, reducing erosion risks and protecting watersheds that are a source of our water.2
The vast majority of terrestrial biodiversity is found in the world’s forests. Together, they contain more than 60,000 different tree species and provide habitats for 80% of amphibian species, 75% of bird species and 68% of mammal species. About 60% of all vascular plants are found in tropical forests.1
1 FAO, The State of the Worlds Forsts, 2020
2 EEA, European Forest Ecoystems - State and Trends, 2016