by Laurent Cousineau
Reforestation in Burkina Faso
Reforestation consists of planting trees or entire forests on terrain that used to contain them.
Essentially, reforestation is used to bring back the environment to its former state following deforestation.
The Benefits of Reforestation
Firstly, reforestation can be used to improve the quality of human life since forests could soak up pollution and dust from the air.
Also, reforestation will rebuild natural habitats and ecosystems.
In fact, it will even help mitigate global warming
since forests facilitate biosequestration
of atmospheric carbon dioxide
In other words, the new trees will store carbon dioxide thus decreasing the amount of carbon dioxide in the air. This slows down the greenhouse effect
which is responsible for climate change
Moreover, reforestation will allow future harvests of resources, particularly timber. This will help local economies and thus reforestation is a great example of sustainable development