2011 International Year of Forests – Forests: natural areas at risk

Forests are at risk. Everywhere in the world. Also on Curacao. Television and newspapers often talk about impacts on forests, they are cut down, burned away, bulldozered, they are robbed of their plant and animal species and so forth. Terms such as loss of biodiversity, habitat destruction, degradation and erosion are all used when the threats to forests are illustrated. But what does this all mean? What does actually happen when a piece of forest is removed while many pieces […] Read more »