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Through the centuries it had accumulated tests about how the human intervention can produce innumerable Earth damages.

One of the forms that that intervention assumes, the deforestation, has seriously affected the forests of the planet. About 10,000 years ago - before the beginning of agriculture - that type of biome extended on about 4,200 million hectares, the two third parts of the terrestrial surface. Today, in extensive regions of Asia, Europe and North America the natural forests had disappear, and the deforestation threatens to one of the most extensive forest, the amazonian.

  • The average surface burnt over last 10 years in Spain is 85.652 ha. There are said to be up to 20,000 forest fires in Spain a year. Between January and August 2004 there were 10,050, in comparison with 5,908 in 2003.
  • An average of more than 80% of fires are caused intentionally.
  • 59 people were killed in forest fires between 1991-2003. 41 of these died in 1994.
  • More than 23,000 people had to be evacuated from their homes in 2003. 7 people died

    In response, The Larry Bird Green Club develops the Stubborn Tree Mission

    1 tree planted for every child in school


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