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‘’Our planet is home to some three trillion trees — roughly four hundred for every person on Earth.’’

-- "Trees of Life" by Max Adams


"More than half the trees that once grew on the planet have been cut down" ...


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Global Forest Restoration and Reforestation Projects


Forests: Sinks or Sources?

Tropical forests now emit more carbon than they are able to absorb from the atmosphere as a result of the dual effects of deforestation and land degradation, a new study says.

The research challenges the long-held belief that forests act as “carbon sinks” by storing more carbon than they emit due to natural processes and human activity.



Goal: To Plant Millions, Tens of Millions, Hundreds of Millions of Trees


Bonn Challenge -- http://www.bonnchallenge.org/content/challenge

(Blog) http://www.bonnchallenge.org/blog
http://www.bonnchallenge.org/content/get-involved


The Bonn Challenge is a global effort to restore 150 million hectares of the world's deforested and degraded lands by 2020 and 350 million hectares by 2030.

The first Bonn Challenge pledge to reach its restoration goal -- Pakistan's Billion Tree Tsunami

Pakistani province plants one billion trees...

One Billionth Tree



Monitoring Forest 'Health'

Recalling "You can manage only what you can measure"


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According to Global Change Biology, "Virtually all U.S. forests are now experiencing change and are vulnerable to future declines..."

http://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2016-02/du-nau022216.php

https://www.nsf.gov/news/news_summ.jsp?cntn_id=132709

http://news.sciencemag.org/plants-animals/2015/08/special-issue-forest-health-changing-world

https://youtu.be/ddmyMveokjg


Forests and woodlands cover about 20% of Earth's land surface, spanning all but the highest latitudes. In the millennia since humans dispersed across all forested continents, we have transformed large areas of natural forest. Historically, our greatest impacts were made in temperate regions, but they now extend to forests in the tropics and the boreal zone. Only a fraction of the forests present centuries ago have escaped human influence; in many regions the forest is gone, has regrown as secondary forest, or consists of managed and plantation forests. Humans have also introduced new species, including pests and pathogens of trees. Other influences — such as climate warming that causes tree species to shift geographically and anthropogenic drought that causes forest dieback — take effect more slowly...


Via National Science Foundation



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Friends of GreenPolicy360

Rebecca Moore, founder of Google Earth Outreach, a 'Planet Citizen' and Bioneers inspiration


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Measuring and Monitoring Forests for Effective Management and Protection


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Global Forest Watch Launches


Google Outreach continues its impact


Share Your Data


Global Forest Watch Org

World Resources Institute

Monitoring the world's forests


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Google Outreach continues its impact

https://plus.google.com/115519007136221820067/posts/2ntxMkhNpf5

http://www.wri.org/our-work/project/global-forest-watch


News

Global Forest Watch Snapshot of Action in the Field -- February 2017

https://twitter.com/globalforests
https://news.mongabay.com/2017/01/logging-in-certified-concessions-driving-intact-forest-loss-in-congo-basin/
https://news.mongabay.com/2017/02/the-philippines-declares-more-than-100000-acres-as-critical-habitat/
https://news.mongabay.com/2017/02/scientists-launch-expedition-to-find-missing-monkeys/
https://news.mongabay.com/2017/01/revolutionary-new-biodiversity-maps-reveal-big-gaps-in-conservation/


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Rainforest Canopy Don Perry

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