The Forest Collection
An ode to the beauty of forest ecosystems around the world.
Why is it important to protect forest ecosystems?
Trees and plants are crucial to human existence. They not only absorb the carbon dioxide we exhale, but also the heat-trapping greenhouse gases emitted by human activities. These gases would otherwise enter the atmosphere, exacerbating climate change. Some scientists estimate that tropical trees can provide 23% of the climate mitigation required over the next 10 years to meet goals set in the Paris Agreement.
Why is it important to prevent deforestation?
Deforestation impacts not only the people and animals in the area where the trees are cut, but also the wider planet. Around 250 million people living in forest areas depend on them for their livelihoods. As 80% of our land animals and plants live in forests, deforestation threatens many species including the orangutan, Sumatran tiger, and bird species. Cutting down trees disrupts the natural canopy which usually blocks the sun’s harsh rays during the day, and stores heat at night. This leads to even more extreme temperature changes that can create irreversible damage to plants, animals and the natural ecosystem.