Tropical forests: Can profit and protection go hand in hand?

World Economic Forum, by Fraser Thompson, 21 March 2016

There is a perception that sustainable land use and forest conservation come at the cost of economic prosperity. New research finds that this is not the case.

Forests cover approximately 30% of the land on our planet. Not only do they provide oxygen and a home for much of the world’s wildlife, but 1.6 billion people also rely on them for basic needs such as fresh water, clothing, traditional medicine and shelter.

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