Deforestation is large-scale cutting of trees from a forested area, leaving bare areas susceptible to erosion. Today large-scale commercial enterprises such as logging, soybean and industrial cattle farming most often is the cause of deforestation.. read more..
The disturbance is a term used to describe a discrete event that disrupts an ecosystem or community, natural disturbances such as fires, hurricanes, tornadoes, droughts, and floods. Another example of human-caused disturbances includes deforestation, overgrazing, and plowing. Read more.
Endangered forests are the most valuable forests on the globe, forests that would be irreparably harmed by industrial resource extraction. In practical terms this means these forests are “no go” and “no buy” forests. Read more..
Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and Degradation (REDD) set up by the UNDP, REDD is a multi-donor trust fund, pooling resources in an effort to create a financial value for the carbon stored in forest. Read more..
Reforestation is a conversion of non-forested land to forested land by direct human-induced conversion, seeding or planting trees of natural sources. Read more..