Big Forests, Big Benefits

 Photo: John Reid

Photo: John Reid

The Big Benefits of Big Forests

Large intact forests maintain a livable climate, stabilize weather patterns, protect biodiversity, and perpetuate human cultural diversity. John Reid, an economic advisor for Nia Tero, and Thomas Lovejoy, a professor of environmental science and policy at George Mason University (who coined the term "biological diversity"), argue that recognizing and supporting indigenous peoples' rights is among the most important ways to sustain these forests.

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