When we think about fresh water it is important that we think about it in relation to mixed forests and biodiversity. This is because they play an absolutely indispensable and pivotal role in maintaining the global water cycle.
Forests purify air and water and they stabilise and moderate the Earth’s climate, renew soil fertility, recycle nutrients and seed clouds.
Deforestation is posing a major threat to climate and the quantity and quality of available fresh water globally. According to the FAO the loss of forest cover can adversely affect freshwater supplies, threatening the survival of millions of people.
Mixed indigenous forests and biodiversity provide irreplaceable natural services. They are an absolutely vital part of the global water cycle and climate.
This indicates that protecting, conserving and restoring these forests is absolutely essential for water, food, development and the well being of all worldwide.
Forests also play a vital yet generally overlooked role in the Earth’s climate system
Regardless of where we live on Earth, it is imperative that we take care of the natural world and all water resourcing ecosystems. This will safeguard the long-term well being of all of our families.
Our lives depend upon water and food. Therefore our lives depend upon global biodiversity and ecosystems. Life on Earth is interconnected and we are all interdependent and intrinsically linked.