Stunning 7 Minute Film on Forests

Via on Feb 21, 2011

Half of the forests that existed at the dawn of agriculture has since been destroyed.

Watch this stunning 7-minute film, Of Forests and Men–the official film for the launch of the International Year of the Forests, a global platform to celebrate people’s action to sustainably manage the world’s forests.

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The United Nations mandated Yann Arthus-Bertrand to produce this film, shown during the plenary session of the Ninth Session of UN Forum on Forests (24 January – 4 February 2011) in New York.

More forest facts.

  • * Forests cover 31% of total land area.
  • * 30% of forests are used for production of wood and non-wood products.
  • * Forests are home to 80% of our terrestial biodiversity.
  • * We are cutting trees down by the millions to plant soybeans and produce millions of tons of meat.
  • * Every second, 2 football fields worth of rainforests are lost.

Read more forest facts and the International Year of the Forests 2011 on my blog, I Count for myEARTH.

About Lynn Hasselberger

Lynn Hasselberger lives in Chicagoland with her son, husband and two cats. She loves sunrises, running, yoga, chocolate, and NYR, and has a voracious appetite for comedy. In her spare time, she blogs at myEARTH360.com and LynnHasselberger.com. A "Green Diva" and social media addict, you'll most likely find Lynn on twitter (@LynnHasselbrgr & @myEARTH360) and facebook. She hopes to make the world a better place, have more fun, re-develop her math skills and overcome her fear of public speaking. Like her writing? Subscribe to her posts.

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5 Responses to “Stunning 7 Minute Film on Forests”

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  2. So beautiful…and sad. I just forwarded it on to my dad, who spent 40 years as a Forest Ranger, seeking to protect the forests, and change people's ideas about how we use and care for the land. Thank you for sharing!

  3. [...] fact that 2011 has been declared The International Year of Forests by the United Nations makes your participation even more [...]

  4. Bud says:

    Hi Lynn, Right now, as I write this, the skies over Colorado are filled with the smoke of the Horseshoe 2 Fire burning in Southern Arizona in the Chiricahua Mountains. More than 90,000 acres have been scorched in one of the most biologically diverse mountain ranges in the world. Untold suffering of animal and plant life is beyond comprehension. Another example of the negative effects of climate change and our warming planet. Thanks for this beautiful film clip, I missed seeing it back in February!

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