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1 Table of contents – Forests and climate change – Sustainable forest management – Biodiversity and forests – Tourism and forests

2 The importance of forests Atmosphere Food and home Resources Prevent soil erosion Prevent flooding Stabilizing effect on the world´s climate

3 Atmosphere Atmosphere in forests is relaxing Clean air

4 Food and home Provide food and home for animals

5 Resources Wood is used for  Houses  Heating  Furniture  Floor  Paper

6 Prevent soil erosion

7 Prevent flooding

8 Stabilizing effect on the world´s climate fossil fuels burned -> release carbon dioxide -> trees change carbon dioxide into oxygen and sugar

9 Sustainable forest management Replant trees which were cut down Avoid deforestation Only cut down trees that grow fast enough Increase forest areas - Plant more trees than you cut down Cut down trees which are dead or sick

10 Right and wrong use of wood resource Use handkerchief instead of tissue Do not throw aways notebooks/exercise books, which aren`t filled up and recycle them then Use every part of the tree that´s cut down Recycle paper Write on both sides of a paper Do not cut down forest just because of money

11 Sustainable tourism Sustainable tourism means - visit nature without damaging it -See nature in its original form -experience nature from close up

12 Facts about tourism 980 million people travelled internationally in 2011 ( a 4% increase over 2010) and this is expected to reach 1.5 billion by 2020 International tourists spend over US$700 per person on their travel Travel and tourism represents approximately 10% of total global Gross Domestic Product (GDP) (if it includes tourism- related businesses (e.g. catering, cleaning) Global travelling and tourism industry creates approximately 10% of the world's employment (directly & indirectly)

13 Tourism affects National Parks Tourism destroys nature (eg. picking of flowers, dropping rubbish) Bicycle tours, cave tours in nature parks National parks in Germany and Hungary

14 References burning-fireplace_-800x800.jpg burning-fireplace_-800x800.jpg current-environmental-issues/ current-environmental-issues/ kepzodmenyek/tanosveny/8494-ipolytarnoc-borokas.jpg kepzodmenyek/tanosveny/8494-ipolytarnoc-borokas.jpg

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