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Forests

  1. 1. 2011<br />International year of<br />Forests<br />
  2. 2. Forests cover 31% of the total land area<br />
  3. 3. Primary forests account for 36% of forest area<br />
  4. 4. The livelihoods of over 1.6 billion people depend on forests<br />
  5. 5. Forests are home to 300 million of people around the world<br />
  6. 6. Forests are home to 80% of our terrestrial biodiversity<br />
  7. 7. Trade in forest products was estimated at $327 billion in 2004<br />
  8. 8. 30% of forests are used for production of wood and non-wood products<br />
  9. 9. Illegal deforestation threatens the existence of forests and accelerates the climate change<br />
  10. 10. Bamboo shows up as a natural and sustainable alternative to wood<br />
  11. 11. According to WWF/Adena:<br />325.000 football fields disappear each year due to illegal logging <br />An Oak cannot be cut in less than 7 years<br />An Ipe, not less than 100 years<br />Bamboo can be logged every 6 years<br />
  12. 12. Giant moso<br />Phyllostachyspubescens<br />Main characteristics:<br />Quick growing<br />It does not need replantation<br />A huge extension- 6 to 9 million hectares<br />
  13. 13. Main locations:<br />Eastern Chinese and Australian coasts<br />
  14. 14. Bamboo is not a tree<br />Bamboo is a plant, with similar characteristics to timber<br />Giant moso can grow up to 30-50 cm a day<br />On its adulthood, it can attain 15-30 metres high<br />And a circumference of 35 cm<br />It attains its maturity at 6 years and then stops growing<br />
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  16. 16. There are more than 1.500 bamboo species<br />Giant moso is located only in tropical areas <br />The biggest reserve of giant bamboo is located in China<br />The Phyllostachyspubescensis applied, since thousands of years ago, to multiple uses, from construction to food<br />
  17. 17. Each year, 1/3 of the bamboo plantations can be sustainably logged<br />=<br />Natural Reforestation<br />Bamboo deforestation is almost impossible<br />
  18. 18. Mosologgins is Panda bear friendly<br />The panda bear lives on Central China <br />It looks for low bamboos, which have accessible leafs<br />Phyllostachyspubescensdoes not have leafs on its first 5 metres<br />So it does not represent a feed source for the Panda bear<br />
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  20. 20. Using bamboo is a mitigation solution<br />.<br />.<br />.<br />fighting against<br />deforestation<br />and<br />illegal logging of trees<br />as well as against CO2 emissions increase<br />

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