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State of the World’s Forests

State of the World's Forests (FAO)

Forest cover has been shrinking at an alarming rate with a net loss of 3.3 million hectares per year. Much of it, about 80%,  is cleared to make room for agriculture. 

As the world’s population continues to increase, demand for food will also rise. The challenge will be to feed nine billion people while also preventing further loss of forest land.

Colombia: Rebuilding Lives, Restoring Hope

Rebuilding Lives, Restoring Hope (FAO)

During five decades of war, millions of Colombians left their homes to escape executions, kidnappings and land seizures by armed groups. 

When the violence finally waned, many wanting to return found their homes were inhabited by someone else, or lost to the wilderness.

China’s Animal Crusaders

China's Animal Crusaders (Al Jazeera English)

In China, animal rights activism is flourishing with increasing numbers of people seeing animals as pets, not protein.

China: Slipping Through the Cracks

China: Slipping Through the Cracks (Al Jazeera English)

Many families coping with mental illness are falling through the cracks of China’s mental health care system.

It’s a system critics say is plagued by a chronic lack of resources, a shortage of professional training, and too little financial assistance for those in need.