And beyond protecting those plants, less wind also makes it easier for bees to pollinate them. In addition the air in the cities is lately becoming better, providing conditions favorable for small associated species such as mosses and lichens.
Ans: India had a commercial deforestation problem, Forest covers were fast disappearing. Many millions more live along or near forest fringes, but even just a scattering of urban trees can raise property values and lower crime.
In Africa, unlike in other parts of the tropics, deforestation is being driven mainly by shifting agriculture. Once a fire spreads in a forest it is very difficult to control.
By establishing and strengthening land rights and resource tenure over naturally forested areas, our work with indigenous forest communities leads to rural development and secure, improved livelihoods.
They write that degraded forests should be restored and made more productive rather than opening up intact forests to human activity.