Forests cover 31% of total land area in the world
Forests are home to 80% of terrestrial biodiversity
Forests provide a home to more than 300 million people worldwide
Forests contribute livelihoods to 1.6 billion people
Forests products account for an estimated of $330 billion of global trade
More than three quarters of the world’s accessible fresh water comes from forested catchment.
In many developing countries, more than 80% of the total energy consumed by people and industry is derived from forests, such as fuel wood and charcoal
They also provide homes, security and livelihoods for 60 million indigenous people