Forests and People

By Liliana Usvat



  1. How can people that work and earn a living from forest cutting can be persuaded that trees and forest are better to be kept alive that use as wood?
  • tourism or eco-turism instead of lumber trade.
  • research instead of loging
  • wind- farms instead of logging
  1. What are the forest universities teach their students?
  • it is possible that they teach them how to industrial cut the forests to get a job in an industry that provides exports
  • or they learn courses focused on forestry content and consequently are relevant to employers
  1. Who finance these schools?
  2. What are the alternate sources of paper production energy and furniture that can be use instead of wood?
  • hemp which is an annual plant instead of an old forest
  • solar energy wind farms and wave farms, what about laser as energy production or new sources
  • for furniture we can use plastics or metal or glass or fiber glass
  1. How is the political situation influencing the existence of the forest?
  2. Are wars destroying the forests?
  • when people do not respect life of other people can we assume that they do not respect life of a forest?
  • Postwar situations can be particularly devastating for forested areas. Wars often protect forests, discouraging investors and leaving people afraid to go into the forest. But when the conflict ends, governments may try to appease former insurgents and provide patronage to demobilized governments forces by allowing them to extract timber and convert forested land for agriculture.
  1. What about the economical development?
  2. What can be done to change the trend?
  3. Is the ownership of the land a factor in the massive destruction of the forests?
  4. What are the international organizations that have the interest of the forest at hearth

Here is what i found

Green peace is one of them – it is the beginning

Greenpeace is dedicated to the conservation of Canada’s largest ecosystem, the Boreal Forest. Our first priority is a healthy Boreal Forest which supports viable economies and communities. Representing more than half of Canada’s landmass, the Boreal Forest sustains countless plants and animals and plays a critical role in mitigating global climate change. The Boreal holds some of the highest quantities of terrestrial carbon in the world – an estimated 208 billion tones. It is also the source of life and culture for many indigenous communities. Yet many areas of the Boreal Forest are under threat by destructive logging practices.

Clear cutting for disposable paper is wiping out intact wilderness and trashing critical habitat for species like the threatened woodland caribou and the wolverine. Greenpeace is working to stop this practice and help protect this vital ecosystem and the wildlife that call it home.

Greenpeace has identified five “Endangered Forest” areas that are amongst the most valuable intact wilderness left in Canada’s commercial forest. Only 10.7 per cent of the land managed by the forest industry is permanently protected under government legislation. A comprehensive network of protected areas is vital to conserve the Boreal Forest

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