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Can Humans help restore the Great Forests?

Can Humans help restore the Great Forests?

The importance of repairing the natural forest ecosystem

Currently forests still cover nearly 30 percent of the Earth’s surface, but clear cutting presents a serious threat. Deforestation destroys not only trees, but also ecosystems. While nature is resilient and can eventually restore herself, regrowth forests tend not to have the same forest ecosystem and homes for animals as old growth forests. Forest experts say it takes at least 250 years for the natural forest ecosystem to return. So should humans step in to help this process along?

This beautiful video was filmed along the west coast of Vancouver Island in British Columbia, Canada, and shares some of the world’s most spectacular forests. In it we see a team of ecologists, biologists and others from the Forest Service and the Tla-o-qui-aht First Nation as they work to revitalise a temperate forest ecosystem.

Discover in this video, the role humans can play in returning forests to their natural state by allowing more light to reach the forest floor and creating habitats.

 

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