Photo of the week #10

Photographer: Harry Cory Wright
United Kingdom — The Forests of England
Publication: Rio Conventions Calendar

Forests and woodlands are an important part of our landscape and provide many benefits to society.

The tree species that are native to England have adapted to the local climate, atmosphere and soils over many years.

However, human activities have resulted in changes to the natural environment, especially over the past 200 years.

It is expected that the climate of England will become milder and wetter in winter, and significantly hotter and drier in the summer months over the coming century.

These changes to our climate are predicted to be larger and more rapid than any since the last ice-age, posing real problems for trees, woodland and forestry.

The Rio Conventions Calendar is published annually by Entico in partnership with the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD), United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) and the United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification (UNCCD).

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