In pictures: Fantastic Forests, celebrate Terrific Trees on International Day of Forests

All rights reserved. Credit: Greenpeace Old-growth spruce-dominated forest in Russia Image caption: Old-growth spruce-dominated forest in Russia This year’s global celebration’s theme is “Forests and Climate Change”. The International Day of Forests raises awareness about the alarming rate of deforestation, which not only accounts for 12 to 20 percent of global greenhouse gas emissions through forest fires, but also threatens the livelihood of Indigenous Peoples. We have been campaigning against deforestation for decades, most recently we have been putting pressure on banks like HSBC to stop funding Indonesia’s rainforest destruction.Together with the Munduruku Indigenous people, Greenpeace also fights against the construction of mega hydrodams in the Amazon. These pictures illustrate the wonderful biodiversity of forests …
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