by: Nolan King

Deforestation is the permanent destruction of forests in order to make the land available for other uses. An estimated 18 million acres (7.3 million hectares) of forest, which is roughly the size of the country of Panama, are lost each year, according to the United Nations' Food and Agriculture Organizatio

ways to stop deforestation

If corporations have the power to destroy the world’s forests, they also have the power to help save them.

Companies can make an impact by introducing zero deforestation policies and cleaning up their supply chains. That means holding their suppliers accountable for producing commodities like timber, beef, soy, palm oil and paper in a way that has a minimal impact on natural forests and the climate

Promoting Sustainable Consumer Options

When consumers speak, corporations listen.

Individuals can make a difference in the fight to save forests by setting the best example. We can all use the power of our purchases to put pressure on companies that have bad environmental practices.

By buying recycled or certified wood products, only supporting brands with zero deforestation policies, and getting others to do the same, we can send a message loud and clear that companies need to be part of the effort to create a deforestation-free future

according to WWF 300 football fields are cleared out of rain forest in 1 hour each day for palm oil


Well as we lose are forest we lose oxygen because we need trees for photosynthesis which make oxygen after while but as we cut down trees people are afraid of levels of oxygen