What would we do without forests?
Forests are essential to human, animal and plant life – they support the majority of the earth’s biodiversity.
As the “lungs of the earth”, forests absorb carbon dioxide, reducing the effects of climate change. Among other things, forests provide wildlife with a place to live, reduce sedimentation and regulate flooding, and help people reduce their energy consumption by shading buildings and screening winds.
We can start by asking the Government of Canada to take five important steps to protect and conserve our forests by:
- Forming an interconnected network of protected areas
- Adopting recovery strategies for species living in forests
- Improving Canadian forestry practices
- Reducing emissions from logging
- Increasing efforts to settle land claims
Take action in this International Year of Forests – Sign the petition now!