Wednesday 25 June 2014

UN urges action to protect forests' genetic diversity by JunTian

Summary: Forest species are coming under increasing pressure from human activities and climate change, and face the risk of extinction, the UN warns. The Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) has published a global action plan to improve management of the world's forest genetic resources.
It describes forest ecosystems as "essential refuges for biodiversity". The call for action comes ahead of a key UN forestry meeting, which is being held in Rome at the end of June.The action plan describes forest genetic resources (FGR) as the "heritable materials maintained within and among tree and other woody plant species that are of actual or potential economic, environmental, scientific or societal value". 

 Opinion: I feel that we all have a responsibility to heal the world and to make it a better place. The UN should get all organisations to work together, not only those environmental organisations, and do more for our planet. Companies should not destroy forests just for their commercial purposes, but instead only take what is needed and ensure that what we leave behind is sustainable for future generations. 

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