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Over 1.6 billion people depend directly on forests for their livelihoods across the world, and forests play a crucial role in the Earth's life support system - including the global carbon and hydrological cycles. Some areas of the world are experiencing net gains in forest cover, through the natural expansion or reforestation efforts. However, deforestation in some areas of the world continues apace, impacting livelihoods and the global climate. The UN estimates that 18% of global carbon dioxide emissions stem from deforestation and forest degradation in developing countries. Avoiding deforestation and degradation is therefore a priority in reducing greenhouse gas emissions.
Palmoil and Rubber tree plantages are advancing towards the Mangrove estuary south of Krabi, Thailand
Agriculture land  and palmoil plantages close to the mangrove estuary in the South of Krabi, Thailand
Palmoil plantages close to the Mangrove estuary in the South of Krabi, Thailand
Palmoil- and Rubber-tree plantages close to the Mangrove estuary in the South of Krabi, Thailand
Green-crowned Brilliant (Heliodoxa jacula), Costa Rica
Green-crowned Brilliant (Heliodoxa jacula), Costa Rica
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Blue-headed Pionus parrots in Yasuni National Park, Ecuador
Yasuni National Park, Ecuador
Yasuni National Park, Ecuador
Yasuni National Park, Ecuador
‘Slow is beautiful’, two-toed sloth in Ecuador
The Scarlet Macaw in Yasuni National Park, Ecuador
Yasuni National Park, Ecuador
The Scarlet Macaw in Yasuni National Park, Ecuador
The importance of trees
Beech forest, Germany
Borjomi-Kharagauli national park, Georgia
Autumn colors, northern Norway
Borjomi-Kharagauli national park, Caucasus
Berchtesgaden national park, Germany
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