09 Apr '11, 10pm

10 Most Endangered Forests on Earth

10 Most Endangered Forests on Earth

This incredible picture shows the devastation that wholesale logging wreaks on forests. Madagascar and these islands have unique species; they were cut off from the mainland long enough to be in evolutionary isolation and many species are completely unique to this area alone, often without cousins or other animals or plants related to them on the mainland. Sadly non sustainable agriculture such as logging and mining are big threats. Only 10% of this unique habitat is left and it is vital to save it not just for the flora/fauna but the people's access to fresh water which the forest cover protects. Over half the population has no access to fresh water.

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