Over the past few years, we’ve gained significant ground in getting major companies to move toward forest-friendly business models. You might think that means deforestation is beginning to be a thing of the past.
We want it to be. Unfortunately, threats to forests are only increasing. Just last year, the rate of deforestation in the Brazilian Amazon rose — for the first time since 2008.
A barge loaded with timber in Para state. The top image of this post also depicts logging operations in Para.
Deforestation is not just an environmental issue. It’s an everything issue. Here are six reasons you can tell.
1. Forest loss is not decreasing. Although they still cover about 30% of the earth’s land area, we lose an area roughly equivalent to the size of Panama in forested land every year... Read more >