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What can humans do to stop deforestation?

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Some ways that people can reduce or stop deforestation is to plant trees, recycle, use less paper products and buy wood products that are certified by an organization such as the Forest Stewardship Council. Because vast tracts of forest land all over the world have been cut down due to factors like mining, expansion of roads, logging and agricultural expansion, the planting of trees may help to restore their numbers in the future.

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Recycling or reusing paper goods, such as bags, magazines, packaging and books, can reduce the need to cut down more trees. Similarly, going paperless can also make an impact.

Wood products that have forestry certification ensure that these products come from companies that are following correct forest management standards. The Forest Stewardship Council is an organization that establishes standards and promotes the responsible management of forests through its certification system.

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