The world’s forests lose an area equivalent to 48 football fields every minute, according to the World Wildlife Fund. And in the last two years, the rate of deforestation in the Amazon has increased by more than 20 percent—the highest rate in a decade. That means our planet’s ability to sequester carbon and mitigate climate change is constantly decreasing, and so are resources for people and animals who live in or near forests.

Meanwhile, reforestation has lagged, partly because it...


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