Currently, widespread deforestation is wreaking havoc on India where almost 34 million acres of trees disappear each and every year. On average, 63 football fields of forest cover are destroyed every single day.
From 1990 to 2005, India lost over 30% of its primary forest cover.
Making matters worse, the rate of deforestation has been increasing each year and has almost tripled in the past decade. Agriculture and logging are two of the leading causes of tree loss in India. As the population continues to rise, so does the rate of tree loss.
There are many negative consequences of the deforestation taking place.
As habitat loss continues to occur, many species are threatened. India is home to a wide variety of plant and animal life.
To combat the harmful effects of deforestation that are contributing to climate change, habitat loss, and the extinction of precious species, 8 Billion Trees has partnered with ForestNation to carry out our planting project in India.
Through making a bold decision to plant in India, we can truly begin to enact positive change in the climate and biosphere.