Significance of Forests

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Forests, the Habitats for animals:

According to National Geographic as well as a Journal on Predators, Prey and Habitat Structure, Eighty percent of the animals owe their livelihood on forests. Thus, the forests favor the shelter of almost eighty percent of the animals on the earth.

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Habitats of Insects:

Insects that are known for their weight equal to the weight of human beings on the earth rely on the forests for their livelihood in big percentage. In a book named Encyclopedia of Insects (Second Edition), David L. Wood and Andrew J. Storer had written that approximately half of the insect species are associated with the trees, either directly or indirectly. Same as humans and other living beings, Insects also use forest trees for their food, shelter, and diversification of their species.

Habitats of Frogs:

In a book named Herpetology (Fourth Edition), Laurie J. Vitt and Janalee P. Caldwell had described, how frog species owe their existence to forests. Frogs depend on forests for their food, shelter, safety from other species, and the reproduction phenomenon.

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Forests mitigate climate change:

In the Journal of Forestry (Volume 113), the role of forests is minutely explained in mitigating climate change. Forests help in mitigating climate change by;

  • Becoming a source of carbon storage.
  • Hindering soil erosion and land degradation with the help of their roots.
  • Reducing the utilization of fertilizers by storing major soil contents
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Repositories of medicinal compounds:

In a reporting Journal, named Plants for Life, trees and plants are considered as the direct repositories of medicinal compounds as well as discussed in detail. As for certain, most of the plants and trees have forests as their main source of existence or presence. Thus, the forests are the actual repositories of medicinal compounds such as;

  • Feverfew (Leaf).
  • Garlic (Cloves, root).
  • Fennel, a medicinal plant that improves eyesight.
  • Aloe vera, Tulsi, Mint, and ginger.

Forests create jobs:

In a magazine, named Project Learning Tree, they have mentioned different jobs that forests create i.e.,

  • logger
  • wildlife biologist
  • sawmill worker
  • birdwatcher
  • hunter
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People rely on forests

According to research, almost twenty-five percent of the world’s population is relying on forests, which makes almost 1.6 billion people on this Earth. From the air we breathe to the furniture and a lot more things that we utilize daily for our survival, we rely on forests.

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