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21st March, the International Day of Mourning for Millions of Hectares of Destroyed and Stolen Forests

19 Mar 2014

On 21st March, the International Day of Mourning for Millions of Hectares of Destroyed and Stolen Forests, we should weep in solidarity with the millions of displaced, dispossessed and now poverty stricken, formerly forest dependent local communities and indigenous peoples around the world. In a message,  the UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon highlights the value of the world’s remaining forests to nearly 1.6 billion people worldwide who “depend on forests for their livelihood, food, fuel, shelter and medicine”. The value of forests for their climate change mitigation and adaptation services …

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