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Why protecting the forests matter?

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– THE DIRE STATE OF DEFORESTATION – Deforestation emits 3 billion tonnes of carbon a year on average – more than all cars and trucks on the planet combined. Over the last two years, we’ve been losing 40 football fields of tropical forests every minute. Forests’ incredible carbon storage capacity is not just due to trees storing carbon in their trunks, leaves, and roots – forest soils often store as much carbon as the trees themselves. It’s because a forest is far more than just a bunch of trees: it’s wildlife, plants, insects, other living things, and even dead trees...

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