1. Suriname (94,6% of land area) / 2. Federal States of Micronesia (91,7%) / 3. Seychelles (88,5%) / 4. American Samoa (88,4%) / 5. Palau (87,6%) / Source: World Bank
For centuries, European forests have acted as a life source for the people living in and around them. And they are set to play an important role in the so-called bioeconony — the economy of life. DW spoke with the head of the European Forest Institute, Marc Palahí, to find out more about maintaining Europe's forests for future generations.
An energy company plans to cut down an ancient forest in Germany to expand an open-pit brown coal mine. Environmental activists are trying to stop the trees from being cut down. A recent court decision has spared the forest - for now.
The trees may soon have to give way to a coal mine expansion. But activists are building tree houses and blocking roads. DW spent three days in the ancient forest with them.
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