Much of the world used to be covered with trees. But most of the world's ancient forests have been cut down.
Whether through clearing of land for agriculture, legal or illegal logging, or expansion of human living spaces - deforestation has had a broad impact on our planet. Many human populations and animal species depend on forests, while the trees themselves have even become threatened or endangered.
A global conservation body has warned climate change, deforestation and poaching are threatening the existence of thousands of species. The group called for a change in the way humans interact with the natural world.
Experts predict a double catastrophe in the Amazon rainforest if the coronavirus pandemic overlaps with the forest fire season. The Brazilian government has frozen climate funds and rolled back environmental regulations.
Tropical rainforests shrank by 6,500 square kilometers in March — an area seven times the size of Berlin. Criminal groups are taking advantage of the pandemic and the unemployed are getting desperate, the WWF said.
What's the role of sports when it comes to climate change? Spanish soccer club Real Betis has committed to reducing its carbon footprint. Tea producers in Kenya experiment with a sugarcane waste product that could help reduce demand for firewood and in turn help curb deforestation. We also talk about the sound of soil and why it's important.