Table of contents
– Forests and climate change
– Sustainable forest management
– Biodiversity and forests
– Tourism and forests
The importance of forests
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Atmosphere
Food and home
Resources
Prevent soil erosion
Prevent flooding
Stabilizing effect on the world´s climate
Atmosphere
• Atmosphere in forests is relaxing
• Clean air
Food and home
• Provide food and home for animals
Resources
Wood is used for
 Houses
 Heating
 Furniture
 Floor
 Paper
Prevent soil erosion
Prevent flooding
Stabilizing effect on the world´s climate
• fossil fuels burned -> release carbon dioxide ->
trees change carbon dioxide into oxygen and
sugar
Sustainable forest management
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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
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
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• 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
Sustainable tourism
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Sustainable tourism means
visit nature without damaging it
See nature in its original form
experience nature from close up
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 tourismrelated businesses (e.g. catering, cleaning)
• Global travelling and tourism industry creates approximately
10% of the world's employment (directly & indirectly)
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
References
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http://nsf.gov/news/mmg/media/images/forest3_h.jpg
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sustainable_forest_management
http://www.vastern.co.uk/green-issues.html
http://blogs.bootsnall.com/theglobaltrip/updates/DSC07440pandasmile.JPG
http://img.ehowcdn.com/article-new/ehow/images/a06/s4/59/do-heat-woodburning-fireplace_-800x800.jpg
http://ucanr.edu/blogs/blogcore/postdetail.cfm?postnum=557
http://www.loghouse.fi/loghouse-photos/log-house-1/
http://intechweb.wordpress.com/2011/11/30/soil-erosion-raising-awareness-oncurrent-environmental-issues/
http://www.ourplanet.org.uk/floods-climate-change.asp
http://www.programturizmus.hu/images/upload/big/ajanlat/termeszetikepzodmenyek/tanosveny/8494-ipolytarnoc-borokas.jpg
http://sdt.unwto.org/en/content/about-us-5
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/B%C3%BCkk_National_Park
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Photosynthesis
Thank you for your attention!
The unicorn group