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International Day of Forests and forest restoration

Did you know that Forests are home to about 80% of the world’s terrestrial biodiversity?

According to United Nations data, forests and woodlands are made up of over 60,000 tree species, and more than a billion people depend directly on forests for food, shelter, energy and income. Deforestation continues at an alarming rate – 13 million hectares of forest are destroyed annually and this accounts for 12 to 20 percent of the global greenhouse gas emissions that contribute to climate change.

Forests are vital to combat climate change and therefore make a great contribution to the interests of present and future generations. Forests also play a key role in eradicating poverty and achieving internationally agreed development goals.

This year, the theme of the International Day of Forests is Forest Restoration: the road to recovery and well-being. The loss and degradation of forests will produce large amounts of gases that will contribute to global warming. Therefore, the restoration and sustainable management of forests can help address this double crisis: climate and biodiversity.

At TwoNav we are very clear that being able to enjoy nature means being respectful of the ecosystem. Planning our route in advance will help us become aware of the terrain and be responsible with it. It is not only important to collect your own waste but also to collect the garbage that you find along the way.