Resilience is one of the features of a biodiverse landscape. A resilient ecosystem stands strong against the disturbances caused by various factors. And when climate change is causing serious threats to the planet’s future, ensuring that our forests stay resilient should be the top priority.
How Disturbances are Harming Biodiversity and Resilience?
In recent years, natural disturbances like extreme weather conditions and bushfires have caused more damage to the natural habitat. A major cause of this devastating climate change is the felling of forests. And that’s happening at a rate of lakhs of hectares cleared each year. Not only the climate, but this deforestation is also impacting the lives of various species living in those natural habitats. In Australia, more than 84% of mammals have gone endemic while over 1400 forest-dwelling species fall under the threatened category.
Since natural habitats vary across the globe, species that exist in one part can’t exist in the other. This is disturbing biodiversity and resilience on a large scale.
Reforestation – A Solution to the Cons of Deforestation
The felling of trees is a major contributor to the changing climate and disturbance in biodiversity and ecosystem resilience. Regaining the green cover is a wonderful solution to this. Although young trees and forests can’t revert the negative environmental impact that fast, reforestation is still the strongest solution to create a positive impact.
And if you are planning to start or are already managing a forest, you should consider investing in forest assessments. By planting forests, you can contribute towards repairing the climate while an assessment can help you assign the right valuation that you can earn by selling timber and other products.