OUTDO| World Forest Day “Protect trees and love forests”
Time of issue:2021-09-15 00:00
【Brief description】 World Forest Day, also called International Day of Forests, was proposed by Spain and unanimously adopted at the Tenerife Island conference of the European confederation of Agriculture in 1971. In Nov
World Forest Day, also called International Day of Forests, was proposed by Spain and unanimously adopted at the Tenerife Island conference of the European confederation of Agriculture in 1971. In November of that year, the FAO officially confirmed it.
Current forest status：
Global forests are mainly concentrated in South America, Russia, Central Africa and Southeast Asia. These four regions account for 60% of the world's forests, especially Russia, Brazil, Indonesia and the Democratic Republic of the Congo, and the four countries account for 40% of the world's forests.
Reasons of reduction：
The reduction of the forest area is affected by many factors, such as the increase of population, local environmental conditions, the government's policy of developing agriculture, etc. In addition, the loss of forest fire should not be underestimated. However, the main factor leading to the reduction of the forest area is the development of forest for producing wood products.
Illegal deforestation is another key important factor resulting in the sharp reduction of forests. According to the report of FAO in 2002, a considerable proportion of the timber produced by the world's four largest wood producing countries (Russia, Brazil, Indonesia and the Democratic Republic of the Congo) comes from illegal ways.
1、 The forest is the lung of the earth. About 666.67 square meters of a forest can absorb about 67 kg of carbon dioxide and release about 49 kg of oxygen every day.
2、 Forests can absorb harmful gases. A tree can store pollutants produced by a motor vehicle driving about 16 km every year. About 666.67 square meters of a forest can absorb about 4 kg of toxic sulfur dioxide gas every day.
3、 Forests filter particles and pollutants from the air. About 666.67 square meters of a forest can filter 20 to 60 tons of dust every year.
4、 The forest can stop the wind and sand, and reduce the wind speed by 60% to 80%. About 666.67 square meters of a windbreak forest can protect more than 6666.7 square meters farmland from wind disasters.
5、 The Forest can conserve water and prevent soil erosion. About 666.67 square meters of a forest can store about 20 tons more water than that of a bare land. If there are no forests, 90% of the fresh water will flow directly into the sea.
6、 Forests can provide habitat for living things and protect biodiversity. About 666.67 square meters of a forest is the home of more than 130 kinds of wild animals.
Start protecting the forest from every detail. Plant more trees, drive less and use less disposable chopsticks to make the low-carbon life fashionable!