Vi vinder mere på bæredygtig udnyttelse af naturen
Mål 15: Beskytte, genopbygge og sikre bæredygtige løsninger af jordens økosystem. Samt sørge for en bæredygtig skovdrift, bekæmpe ørkendannelse og stoppe samt modarbejde nedbrydningen og ødelæggelsen af biodiversiteten
Af Salai Nang Suan Khai, Myanmar
Today was an exciting and wet day in Bjergskov – the only untouched grassland in Denmark.
Today’s visit focused on goal number 15 and possibilities for protection of the ecosystem.
The organisation Forests of the World, who was our guide, is currently working on a project in Bjergskov. They are trying to find a balance, where a certain number of cows and horses are released in Bjergskov to eat of the plants and trees. It creates natural variation in plants and it can maintain and create new life in nature.
It was also interesting to learn, that 62 percent of the land in Denmark has been cultivated mostly for agricultural purpose.
Compared to Denmark, Myanmar has a great amount of untouched forest and a large amount of animals, which are dependent on the forest dynamics. But we are facing a risk of losing these forests, because of deforestation and climate change caused by human activities over the years. Some species have become endangered, while others are extinct due to factors such as urbanization, demand of foods and mismanagement.
It is a good thing we use our natural resources to create economic growth. But if we managed it more sustainably, we would gain more benefits.
If we learn from the experiences of developed countries like Denmark - the preservation of forest areas with biodiversities, wildlife and the management of ecosystems – the global ecosystem would be a lot healthier.
And a project like the one Forests of the World has started can create awareness about, how important it is to animals and plants, that we exploit the nature resources with care.