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Bamboo as a mitigation solution to deforestation

Bamboo as a mitigation solution to deforestation

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    • 2011
      International year of
      Forests
    • Forests cover 31% of the total land area
    • Primary forests account for 36% of forest area
    • The livelihoods of over 1.6 billion people depend on forests
    • Forests are home to 300 million of people around the world
    • Forests are home to 80% of our terrestrial biodiversity
    • Trade in forest products was estimated at $327 billion in 2004
    • 30% of forests are used for production of wood and non-wood products
    • Illegal deforestation threatens the existence of forests and accelerates the climate change
    • Bamboo shows up as a natural and sustainable alternative to wood
    • According to WWF/Adena:
      325.000 football fields disappear each year due to illegal logging
      An Oak cannot be cut in less than 7 years
      An Ipe, not less than 100 years
      Bamboo can be logged every 6 years
    • Giant moso
      Phyllostachyspubescens
      Main characteristics:
      Quick growing
      It does not need replantation
      A huge extension- 6 to 9 million hectares
    • Main locations:
      Eastern Chinese and Australian coasts
    • Bamboo is not a tree
      Bamboo is a plant, with similar characteristics to timber
      Giant moso can grow up to 30-50 cm a day
      On its adulthood, it can attain 15-30 metres high
      And a circumference of 35 cm
      It attains its maturity at 6 years and then stops growing
    • There are more than 1.500 bamboo species
      Giant moso is located only in tropical areas
      The biggest reserve of giant bamboo is located in China
      The Phyllostachyspubescensis applied, since thousands of years ago, to multiple uses, from construction to food
    • Each year, 1/3 of the bamboo plantations can be sustainably logged
      =
      Natural Reforestation
      Bamboo deforestation is almost impossible
    • Mosologgins is Panda bear friendly
      The panda bear lives on Central China
      It looks for low bamboos, which have accessible leafs
      Phyllostachyspubescensdoes not have leafs on its first 5 metres
      So it does not represent a feed source for the Panda bear
    • Using bamboo is a mitigation solution
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      .
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      fighting against
      deforestation
      and
      illegal logging of trees
      as well as against CO2 emissions increase