"Africa is currently losing around 3 million hectares of forest per year, threatening livelihoods of people as well as the habitat of vulnerable wildlife such as elephants. The Congo Basin and Eastern Africa regions have some of the highest deforestation rates in the world. If business as usual continues, the two regions combined are projected to lose around 24 million hectares of forest by 2030."
This post from WWF talks on the need for land restoration across the continent. WWF is a technical partner of the African Forest Landscape Restoration Initiative (AFR100) — a global effort to restore 100 million hectares of degraded and deforested land in Africa, and 350 million hectares globally, by 2030.
What role do you think the Forest Landscape Restoration (FLR) approach can play in developing a green economy in Africa?
Read more on WWF and AFR100 here: bit.ly/2VWRLZX