Regrowth of forests since 2000 has removed the planet from 5.9 billion tons of carbon


A new study shows that forests covering an area the size of France have been regrowing around the world since 2000, storing the equivalent of 5.9 billion tons of carbon dioxide. Trillion TreesFounded in 2016 to protect and restore forests around the world, nearly 145 million acres of forest have grown again globally in 21 years.

According to the British newspaper “Daily Mail”, this area of ​​returning forests can store more of the annual carbon dioxide emissions of the United States, highlighting the vital role that forests play in addressing climate change.

But conservationists warn that more acres of trees are burned and cut down annually around the world than are regrown.

Called draft Trillion Trees, Which you run WWF And BirdLife International And Wildlife Conservation Society, To more support for forest regeneration to tackle climate change, along with actions to stop deforestation in places like Brazil.

The study researchers looked at areas around the world where forests are regenerating due to ongoing conservation and reforestation efforts. These efforts in the field of forest growth include active restoration, assisted natural regeneration and spontaneous natural regeneration.

Active restoration included the greatest amount of human interaction, with native trees and shrubs planted to aid or even initiate natural regeneration.

The study highlights areas such as the Atlantic Forest in Brazil, where 10.4 million acres of land have regrown since 2000.

This was through planned efforts to restore the forest, more responsible industrial practices and other factors such as the movement of people towards cities.

The study indicates that 2.9 million acres of forest have been regenerated in the past 20 years in the forests of northern Mongolia, thanks to WWF conservation work and the Mongolian government’s increasing emphasis on protected areas.

Central Africa and Canadas boreal forests are also points of interest for regeneration and regrowth, according to the study, which examined more than 30 years of satellite data.


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