22 May '11, 2pm

The state of forests in Europe #IDB2011 via #EEA 60% need restoration #habitat

Biodiversity embraces the variety of genes, species and ecosystems that constitute life on Earth, and we depend on it completely for our livelihoods and well-being. Many of the planet’s species are found in forest ecosystems , which also provide vital services for people across Europe – including cleaning our air, stopping soil erosion, filtering water and providing products like timber and food. But to see forests as purely a service or a source of goods belies their intrinsic value for maintaining biodiversity. To highlight their importance to life on Earth, the United Nations has declared 2011 as the International Year of Forests , while 2011-2020 has been designated the UN Decade on Biodiversity . Around one-third of the land area of EEA and collaborating countries is covered by forest, with the largest wooded areas located in Finland, France, Spain and Sweden. Of this...

Full article: http://www.eea.europa.eu/highlights/a-walk-in-the-woods

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