Broken Forest is a site dedicated to outlining the importance of forests, and why deforestation is a bad thing.
This site also aims to help people understand how they can help prevent deforestation, and also learn about what it is, and what it can potentially do to
Deforestation is a global issue, but what's the cause?
The main cause of deforestation is subsistence agriculture. This is were farmers focus on growing enough food to feed themselves and their families. However this can cause farmers to need more land to grow crops, and so trees are cut down, harvested, and the land is then used for crops. Commercial agriculture is also a massive proponent of deforestation due to also needing the land for crops so as to create their farms. Logging and fuel wood removals are also usually commercial harvesting. The issue with these acts is that a lot of them are unwarranted and the forests are not regrown. Forests are cut down, but rarely are they brought back.
Forests count for about 90% of the annual interchange of carbon between the atmosphere and land.
During the last half century, the Earth's largest rainforest has lost at least 17% of its forest cover.
The Amazon contains 90-140 billion metric tons of carbon, the release of even a portion of which would accelerate global warming significantly if deforestation were to occur.
Don't just take the statistics on board, use them. Help humanity work towards a better future, and don't stand for unjustified deforestation.