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PAPER:THE FACTS NO. 2

The second in a series of posts busting the myths about paper!

"The forests serve not only for wood production, but they also provide many other very important ecosystem services which directly or indirectly contribute to human well-being, mainly provisioning, regulating and other services."

Forest Europe, 2019

Most deforestation happens in the tropics, with agriculture being the primary cause.







According to WWF, deforestation is of major concern in tropical rainforests, home to much of the world’s biodiversity. For example, in the Amazon around 17% of the forest has been lost in the last 50 years, mostly due to conversion for cattle ranching. Deforestation in this region is particularly rampant near more populated areas, roads, and rivers, but even remote areas have been encroached upon when valuable mahogany, gold or oil are discovered.1

Sources:

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1 WWF, Deforestation and Forest Degradation, 2019

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