Ten Most Threatened Forest Hot Spots Named

Forests cover only 30 percent of the planet's area but are home to 80 percent of the world's land animals and plants, according to the conservation group. In addition to housing diverse species, forests provide "vital benefits" for humans, including timber, food, shelter, recreation, fresh water, and erosion prevention... Forests are being destroyed at an alarming rate to give room to pastures, agricultural land, mineral exploitation, and sprawling urban areas, but by doing so we are destroying our own capacity to survive.(Olivier Langrand)

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