When societies ‘feel good,’ forests get bigger, study says

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We have long known the health benefits of nature on humans, but now evidence is showing that it is reciprocal; healthy human society benefits nature too.

Studies have shown that woodland forests have increased in size in high income nations. Explore the latest strategic trends, research and analysis Forests are precious resources that we will increasingly rely on for our water, food and energy as the world’s population grows . But while the news coverage of forests – from illegal wood harvesting to massive forest fires – tends to be negative, researchers from the University of Helsinki now say that woodland areas are increasing in size in our happier and more prosperous societies. To support their argument, they point to UN data that shows forests […]

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