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Which of the following plays a major role in enhancing the quality of environment?


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Forests


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Forests cover about a third of the earth’s land area and are essential to the health of our environment. For example, trees and forests absorb and store much of the carbon dioxide that otherwise would be contributing to climate change. Forests are home to about $$80$$ percent of remaining terrestrial biodiversity. Forests also regulate water cycles, maintain soil quality, and reduce the risks of natural disasters such as floods.Forest ecosystems are sources of wood and timber, of edible products including mushrooms and other fungi, meat (from wildlife), forage for livestock, fruit or honey. Some forest species have medicinal values.
Forests provide habitat for wildlife and they affect the volume and timing of water flowing out of the forested area as well as rates of soil formation or erosion.
Forests are one of a number of important elements in the global cycling of carbon, oxygen, and other gases of importance which influences the composition of the earth’s atmosphere
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