Forests are diverse and complex ecosystems that generate a multitude of benefits for living beings and the environment. Here are some of the benefits that forests provide:
- Forests absorb large quantities of carbon dioxide from the atmosphere and therefore contribute to the fight against climate change. Forests are thus carbon sinks.
- Forests have an important role in terms of air purification since they are important sources of oxygen.
- Forests are major sources of materials for the local communities who live around them but also in their interiors; they are also sources of medicine and of course food.
- Forests retain rainwater which it gradually releases into groundwater and rivers. They thus play a crucial role in the regulation of humidity and especially water.
- Forests also represent places of relaxation and leisure, which can be appreciated for their tranquility, their beauty, the biodiversity they possess.
It is therefore important to preserve forests to protect these many benefits, whether for human beings, living beings in general, but also the environment. The fight against illegal deforestation, the implementation of sustainable forest management policies, as well as reforestation projects can contribute to this protection.
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