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Threat

THE THREAT

40

M.hectares

of tropical forest LOST
in the Asia Pacific region in the last 20 years

An area roughly equal

to the size of JAPAN

more than

500

MILLION

PEOPLE
depend on these forests
for their livelihood,
health and well-being
... Along with a vast number of beautiful but vulnerable and endangered animals

like orangutans, sun bears and clouded leopards that are LOSING their homes...

DEFORESTATION

15%
ROUGHLY

DEGRADATION

Deforestation and Forest Degradation
are responsible for roughly 15% of global carbon pollution

- comparable to all the cars, trains
and planes in the world

Global Carbon

POLLUTION

DID YOU KNOW?

Much of this is the result of ILLEGAL and DESTRUCTIVE logging,
often to produce furniture and flooring bound
for the GLOBAL MARKET

At least

$48,000,000,000

worth of wood and paper products

were exported by Asia Pacific countries in 2010

References

Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), 2012. Asia-Pasific Forests and Forestry to 2020, Forest Policy Brief 01,

http://www.fao.org/fileadmin/templates/rap/files/NRE/ Forestry_Group/1_Forests_for_a_greener_future.pdf

Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), 2007. Climate Change 2007: Synthesis Report,

http://www.ipcc.ch/pdf/assessment-report/ar4/syr/ar4_syr.pdf

Forest Peoples Programme/Chao, S, 2012. Forest Peoples: Numbers across the world,

http://www.rightsandresources.org/documents/files/doc_4904.pdf

United Nations Commodity Trade Statistics database (UN COMTRADE), 2010.

http://comtrade.un.org/db/ce/ceSearch.aspx