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Benefits of Forest in the Ecosytem

Saturday, October 16th, 2021

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For population, economy and global environment to run perfectly, forest is known to play a massive role. Climate change and natural disasters have an impact on the forest but few of the richest biological areas on earth is represented by forest. Forest is also home to most of the animal and plant species that are found on earth. Moreover, forest plays a crucial role in providing food, raw materials and more. Here are additional benefits of forest you should be aware of.

  1. Climate Change and Natural Disasters – One of the key roles played by forest is the ability to have less impact at the time of change in climate. During such instances, the forest will store and capture more carbon, absorb more volumes of carbon dioxide. In fact, the trees that grow in the forest are capable of absorbing carbon along offer an opportunity to be used as wooden homes and furniture.
  2. Biodiversity – The diversity of life on earth is defined by the term called biodiversity. Forest is a part of biodiverse ecosystems on the planet comprising of 80 percent species of plants and animals. Due to the presence of forest, ecological balance like soil fertilization, pollination and seed dispersal take place.
  3. Economic Importance – Forest ecosystems offer numerous benefits allowing humans to survive based on the vegetation and animals found. Moreover, majority of medicines and pharmaceutical products are directly derived from the forest. Raw materials also like wood and paper are found from the forest for manufacturing industries. Gums, dyes and spices are additional products found in forest.

Along with these benefits, forest assessments are necessary.

Why are Rainforests Important?

Friday, October 15th, 2021

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Rainforest is one of the most beautiful type of forest which also home to a variety of plant and animal species. Moreover, rainforests also play a massive role for our planet to stay healthy. We depend mainly on oxygen while breathing and exhale carbon dioxide. The exhaled carbon dioxide is mainly absorbed by the trees of the forest. Here are a few reasons as to why rainforests are important.

  1. It is Home to Plants and Animals – Around 30million species of plants and animals live in tropical rainforests. Based on the figures, about half of the wildlife population and two-thirds of plant population live and survive in rainforests alone. Although many species of plants and animals are discovered, many more species are still undiscovered.
  2. It is Home to Ancestral People – For more than thousands of years, the rainforest is home to indigenous people who get their source food, shelter, and medicines directly from the rainforest. However, many companies often target to remove trees in large numbers in order to generate business. This harms the trees along with the people staying there.
  3. It Helps in Regulating the Climate – Rainforests are capable of storing water in the form of huge sponge. The water is drawn from the forest floor and then released back to the atmosphere which continuously feeds the water to the lakes, rivers, irrigation systems etc.
  4. It Helps Pharma Companies – Around 25% of modern medicines often comes from the plants of the rainforests. At the moment, a small figure of 1% medicines have been learnt. Now, you can imagine health benefits when the remaining 99% of the plants to be used as medicines are learnt.

Doing forest risk assessment is important.