Trees are all around the world - they provide shelter, food and wood.
Forests also play a crucial role in absorbing carbon dioxide and thus regulating the global climate. People have already deforested large swaths of the world, with consequences for ecosystems, plants and animals, and even humans themselves.
In a weekend operation involving airstrikes, French forces have reported killing or capturing 20 jihadists hiding in a forest near the border between Mali and Burkina Faso. A French soldier had been killed last month.
Tuliswayo Muteba from Zambia studies environmental science in Livingstone. Born into the sound of the Victoria Falls, she daily sees how the forests surrounding the World Natural Heritage site are damaged and cut down. Muteba passionately teaches the young generation about the value of nature.