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. Building
on data from 86 national reports, the FAO document covers 8,000 woody species
(trees, shrubs, palms and bamboo) that are among the most utilised by humans. It
found that a third of these species, about 2,400, were actively managed
specifically for their products and/or services. It suggests their great
potential to support agriculture, forestry and environmental sustainability, as
well as food and nutrition security, if better evaluated and developed. Forests
provide food, goods and services which are essential to the survival and
well-being of all humanity. The report constitutes a major step in building the
information and knowledge based required for action towards better conservation
and better management of the planet's precious forest genetic resources.
In my opinion, I believe that more and more people are starting to use up many of the earth resources especially trees. These forests are being deforested by people for other usage such as building of furniture and making of houses. Such use of wood not only harms the forest creatures but it also harms the environment as there will be more carbon dioxide emissions. With rising carbon dioxide emissions, we are then contributing more to global warming rather than trying to stop global warming.