Two-third of all plants and animals are living in our forests. Thousands of different plants, insects and other animals are
depending on forests. We have to stop deforestation, or we risk losing many species like jaguars, bears, tigers and elephants. These mammals
depend on sufficient natural territory to survive in the wild.
Not just animal and plant species need the forests, people are
depending on forests too. They often provide basic needs like food, clean water, firewood and certain medicines. Furthermore, the earth's forests are vital in producing oxygen and absorbing carbon dioxide in the form of carbon in planttissue, thus playing an important role in slowing down global warming.
Forests also control rainfall by regulating the evaporation of water from soil.