Saturday, 20 September 2014

UN urges action to protect forests' genetic diversity

Forest species are coming under increasing pressure from human activities and climate change, and face the risk of extinction, the UN war
It describes forest ecosystems as "essential refuges for biodiversity".

The call for action comes ahead of a key UN forestry meeting, which is being held in Rome at the end of June.

"Data from 86 countries illustrate that insufficient awareness of the importance of forest genetic resources... often translate into national policies that are partial, ineffective or non-existent," explained Linda Collette, secretary of the FAO Commission on Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture (CGRFA).
Governments need to act and implement the global plan of action.

The action plan describes forest genetic resources (FGR) as the "heritable materials maintained within and among tree and other woody plant species that are of actual or potential economic, environmental, scientific or societal value".

we should not cut down trees, as this will increased in gobal warming. I think the government should take action before things get bad to worst. people should also do their part by using the three"R" reduce reuse recycle.

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