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Prevent deforestation

Protect Native Forests

To protect native forests, an avoided deforestation project aims to protect native forest through the avoidance of clearing for the purposes of converting the land to agriculture (cropping and/or grazing). 

History of deforestation

Recent studies show how over 8000 years ago, forests covered about 40% of the land area worldwide or using precise numbers, that's about 60,000 square kilometers. The peak of agriculture all around the world has resulted in decreasing the percentage of forests, by clearances. Most of the clearances have been done in the places where the soil was most fertile and the easiest to be accessed. Places that were the easiest to be accessed and were the most fertile by far were, South Asia, Europe, the Far East, and the Middle East.

Deforestation has started to rapidly increase as the years were passing by. The first peak of deforestation has happened in the 18th century, with the industrial revolution, by building factories and making new machines as well as the way these machines worked. This era has put a lot of effort into the forests back then, and there were huge clearances in the forests because they needed them for industry development, tools, and places to make factories.

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We need more trees

Our planet used to have more than 6 trillion trees. There are now less than 3 trillion trees left and the amount is slinking every year.

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Damage of deforestation

The damage is huge, starting from the affection on the ecosystems in certain regions, then economies, and the global climate. 15% of the global greenhouse gasses come from deforestation. Deforestation helps 3 million tons of carbon to be released in the air. On the other hand, 25% of the greenhouse gasses and carbon dioxide can be absorbed by the world's forests. If we pay more attention to deforestation reduction, then a large amount of GHG gasses and carbon dioxide won’t be released in the air.

The damage is huge, starting from the affection on the ecosystems in certain regions, then economies, and the global climate. 15% of the global greenhouse gasses come from deforestation. Deforestation helps 3 million tons of carbon to be released in the air. On the other hand, 25% of the greenhouse gasses and carbon dioxide can be absorbed by the world's forests. If we pay more attention to deforestation reduction, then a large amount of GHG gasses and carbon dioxide won’t be released in the air.

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Deforestation is a global concern

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DGB works towards protecting forests as they are, which reduces deforestation. In other words, we work towards stopping the process of turning forests into agricultural fields. But we can't be the only ones that take care of keeping the forest, as this problem affects everyone's life.

Various methods can make avoidance of toxic substances to be released in the atmosphere, helping our forests in the process.

Replant deforested areas

Reforestation means replanting trees in the places which previously have been forests, but under various circumstances, have been destroyed. This means reforestation also improves people's lives by giving them a better environment to be surrounded with.

Reforestation, unlike other natural phenomena, can be done by nature itself, by small groups of people, or by huge organizations that do it with careful strategies and planning. Reforestation is the key to many natural cycles, such as the water and carbon cycles.

In places where damage to the forests is too serious, there are other forests around, but in some places, not near the damaged forest. This makes giving life to new species and the forest itself a bit more complicated because these species need to re-adapt to other places. This is why it's necessary to take care of the world's forests as growing them from the beginning is a delicate and long process to rely on. Plant cross-pollination, survival, and recolonization of these species minimizes the chances of success.

Our reforestation efforts

DGB puts all its effort into reforestation all around the world, wherever needed. Furthermore, we work not only on strategically planting trees and extending their capacity but also on connecting the rainforest and making them, therefore, more powerful. Hundreds and hundreds of years' worth of deforestation has turned large forests into urbanized places and factories, therefore ruining the natural balance. With ruined balance, there have been many natural disasters, polluted water, and air, enormous amounts of carbon dioxide in the air, and greenhouse gasses, which destroy not our only planet, but ourselves. DGB works towards educating as many people as possible to understand this, and help spread the word.

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