- Forests currently cover about 30 percent of the world’s landmass, according to National Geographic.
- The Earth loses 18.7 million acres of forests per year, which is equal to 27 soccer fields every minute, according to the World Wildlife Fund (WWF).
- In 2016, global tree cover loss reached a record of 73.4 million acres (29.7 million hectares), according to the University of Maryland
- 10% of the world’s forests are now protected areas. This is roughly the size of India.
- Up to 28,000 species can go extinct in the next quarter century due to deforestation.
- deforestation is the cause of 15% of carbon emissions
- 70% of our world’s plant and animal species live in forests.